Remember the days before our kids became obsessed with this colorful, gooey substance? We can’t.
It seems that this product has become a part of our daily life, and we’re not sure what’s worse: watching them smear it everywhere, or having to clean it up afterwards.
And, there is nothing worse than noticing that slime has become embedded in our otherwise (mostly) spotless cream carpets.
So, how do you remove slime from your carpet?
Luckily for you, we have the solution.
While removing slime from your carpet is certainly possible, it does require some effort. However, if you follow all the steps below, you should be able to achieve success.
So, let’s get started!
Check If The Slime Is Still Wet
If the slime has only just been dropped onto your carpet, and is still a slimy, gooey texture, you can move straight onto the second step.
Depending on how long the slime has been stuck on the carpet, it may have dried up a little. If this is the case, the slime will be much harder to remove. Dry slime tends to stick to the carpet fibers, and can be extremely difficult to get rid of.
The best thing to do is to blot the dried slime with some cold water or ice. This will slightly loosen the solidified slime, making it easier to remove.
Once the slime has loosened enough, you can continue with the next steps.
Remove As Much Of The Slime As You Can With Your Hands
Next, you will need to scoop up the excess slime with your hands, getting rid of as much as you possibly can.
You could also use a spoon to make the process easier, although we would recommend using only your fingers, as the force behind a hard spoon may push the slime further into the carpet. If you are going to use a spoon, you will need to gently scrape the slime out of the carpet.
You should aim to remove all the slime from the carpet, but remember that there are different types of carpet. Some carpets are more absorbent than others, so you might not be able to remove all the slime stain.
Don’t worry too much about removing all the slime, though, because if you leave any behind, you can get rid of it later on. During this stage, you only need to focus on removing the slime that can easily be scooped up from the surface, cleaning the area for the next step.
Once you cannot remove any more slime, you can now begin the next stage of the removal process.
Create A White Vinegar Solution
Next, you will want to create a solution to get rid of the slime stain itself. White vinegar is a great option, as it works well at dissolving most stains, including slime.
To create the solution, you will need to combine 2/3 cup of white vinegar with 1/3 cup of water. Mix these together in a bowl until they form a consistent mixture. Note: Make sure that you don’t add any extra ingredients to the mix, as these could affect the effectiveness of the solution.
To make the process easier, find a spray bottle, and pour the mixture inside. If you do not have access to a spray bottle, you can leave the mixture in the bowl and use a clean towel, or a paper towel, to apply it instead.
Apply The White Vinegar Solution Directly Onto The Stain
If you are using a spray bottle to apply the white vinegar solution, spray the entire area where the slime was located, ensuring that you cover every inch of the stain. The sprayer will help ensure that the solution gets deep down into the carpet fibers.
If you do not have access to a spray bottle, use a clean cloth to lightly dab the solution onto the stain. Make sure that you have applied the solution to every part of the carpet that is affected by the slime. It is much easier to use a spray bottle to perform this part.
But it is not impossible to do with a cloth.
Once the stain has been completed covered with the solution, leave it to sit for around 15 minutes. It is important that you allow the vinegar to soak into the stain, so it can slowly dissolve the slime.
After the 15 minutes, use a scrubbing brush to lightly scrub the stain. You should be able to see that the slime breaking apart while being scrubbed, lifting from the carpet.
The likelihood is that the stain will not have completed lifted from this first try, so you may need to repeat this step a couple of times. Continue to spray/dab the solution, leave it to soak, and then scrub the stain as many times as you need to.
Vacuum Up The Excess Liquid From The Vinegar Solution/Stain
Once the stain has lifted enough that you are satisfied, vacuum up the remaining liquid from the carpet. This ensures that no residue remains on your carpet.
If you have found that the stain is still there after you have vacuumed, don’t worry: you can repeat the previous step (spraying/blotting) again, and continue to repeat this step until you are happy with the result.
Call A Professional
Unfortunately, if the slime has been left too long, or the pigment of the slime was particularly strong, the stain may not budge as much as you would have liked it to.
In this case, it may be necessary to call a professional carpet cleaning service.
A professional cleaner will know exactly what needs to be done to remove the slime completely. They will also be equipped with the right tools to ensure that the job is performed efficiently.
It is always better to contact a professional carpet cleaning company rather than attempting to tackle the issue yourself, especially if you are not 100% sure what you are doing. It will work out better for you in the long run to hire some professionals to do the job for you.
It may be frustrating that you will need to pay to get the stain fully removed, but rest assured, having a professional come in means that the work will be done correctly.
If you’re trying to remove slime stains from your carpet, look no further than white vinegar. This simple household item will work wonders at removing those nasty slime stains.
White vinegar works because it contains acetic acid, which breaks down the proteins within the slime. Once these proteins are broken down, they become water-soluble, meaning that they dissolve away easily.
You’ll find that the longer you leave the slime on your carpet, the more difficult it becomes to remove. If you notice that the stain is becoming harder to remove, it’s best to act quickly before it gets worse.
In conclusion, we hope our guide on how to remove slime from a carpet will help you get rid of those nasty slime stains.