2 Easy Cleaning Solutions To Get Slime Out Of Your Carpet

Every child loves slime, and for some parents, slime can be their greatest nightmare. There's no denying that slime can be a great tool to entertain children, especially when you just need them to get out of your hair for a couple of minutes whilst you try and complete some of your daily tasks. Slime's also great for sensory play, giving children the opportunity to improve the dexterity and strength in their little hands and fingers. Given the numerous benefits of slime, it's no surprise that parents are willing to allow their kids to bring it home.

Kid stretching pink slime

However, as with a majority of things, it's all fun and games until a blob of slime falls onto the carpet, leaving everyone in full blown panic due to the fear that your carpet or rugs have officially been ruined. Thankfully, with a couple of easy solutions, slime time doesn't have to destroy your precious carpet or rugs if a little mishap does happen. Here are 2 easy cleaning solutions to get slime out of your carpet, so that you can restore your carpet to its original condition! 

1. Tackle wet slime with household staples

Blue wet slime stuck on carpet

In general, when tackling any mishaps on the carpet, it's always best to tackle it ASAP. This applies to slime as well, as it's certainly much easier to get rid it of it while it's still fresh, rather than after it has dried or set in. All you need are a couple of household staples to completely get rid of the slime in your carpet! 

What you'll need: 

  • Paint scraper or kitchen knife 
  • Measuring cups 
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar  most slimes contain ingredients like borax and glue, which can be broken down by vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup warm water 
  • Scrubbing brush 
  • Clean, dry cloth
  • Vacuum 
  • Optional: Spot treatment cleaning solution 

Method: 

  1. Begin by gently scraping off as much slime as possible with a paint scraper or knife, starting from the outer edges and moving towards the center. 
  2. Mix white vinegar and warm water together and pour some of this solution on the slime, completely covering the stain without saturating your carpet. If the slime is deep in the carpet fibres, allow this mixture to soak for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Using a scrubbing brush, gently break up and loosen the slime from the carpet. Be careful not to apply too much pressure though, as you don't want to risk damaging the fibres of your carpet. 
  4. With a clean, dry cloth, gently pat the area dry. If there is still slime remaining, repeat steps 1-3 until all the slime has been removed. 
  5. If the slime has stained your carpet, leaving behind a coloured dye stain, apply a store-bought spot treatment cleaning solution and allow it to sit for 1-5 minutes (according to the instructions on the packaging). Then, using a clean cloth, gently blot the solution until all the remaining colour has been removed. If this is the first time you're using the cleaning solution on your carpet, try testing it on a small corner of your carpet to ensure that it doesn't spoil your carpet. 
  6. Once the carpet is dry, give it a good vacuum to remove any small bits of slime that are still stuck in between the fibres. 

2. Dried slime on carpet 

As much as we'd want to tackle any carpet stains ASAP, there are certainly times when we might only notice them a couple of hours, or even days, after they've occurred. Thankfully, this doesn't mean that we won't be able to get rid of them. Here's how you can get rid of the dried slime on your carpet: 

dried pink slime on carpet

What you'll need: 

  • Warm water 
  • Clean cloth
  • Paint scraper or kitchen knife 
  • Vacuum
  • Measuring cups 
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar — most slimes contain ingredients like borax and glue, which can be broken down by vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup warm water 
  • Scrubbing brush 
  • Vacuum 
  • Optional: Spot treatment cleaning solution 

Method: 

  1. If the slime has dried into the carpet, you’ll have to rehydrate it in order to fully remove it.
  2. Soak and wring a cleaning rag with warm water, before gently blotting the slime to soften it. Be careful not to rub the slime further into the carpet, and use a plucking motion with the damp cloth to remove slime from carpet fibres. Follow with a butter knife if needed.
  3. Mix white vinegar and warm water together and pour some of this solution on the slime, completely covering the stain without saturating your carpet. If the slime is deep in the carpet fibres, allow this mixture to soak for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Using a scrubbing brush, gently break up and loosen the slime from the carpet. Be careful not to apply too much pressure though, as you don't want to risk damaging the fibres of your carpet. 
  5. With a clean, dry cloth, gently pat the area dry. If there is still slime remaining, repeat steps 1-3 until all the slime has been removed. 
  6. If the slime has stained your carpet, leaving behind a coloured dye stain, apply a store-bought spot treatment cleaning solution and allow it to sit for 1-5 minutes (according to the instructions on the packaging). Then, using a clean cloth, gently blot the solution until all the remaining colour has been removed. If this is the first time you're using the cleaning solution on your carpet, try testing it on a small corner of your carpet to ensure that it doesn't spoil your carpet. 
  7. Once the carpet is dry, give it a good vacuum to remove any small bits of slime that are still stuck in between the fibres. 


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