Slime is all the rage among kids right now, but it can be difficult to get out of the carpet. If your child has dropped some of this sticky goo on the floor and you are struggling to clean it up, here are some tricks for you.
Before anything else, scrape away the excess slime
Take a flat kitchen spatula or blunt scraper, slip it under the slime, wet or dry, and transfer it on to a few pieces of newspaper or kitchen towel placed just to the side of the slime.
If the slime spillage is large and in one place, work from the outside inwards so that you don’t spread it around the carpet. Get as much of it up as possible, then dab with kitchen paper to remove more. Dab very gently – you don’t want to push the slime further down into the carpet pile.
If you’ve just discovered the slime and it’s been there a while, it’s likely to have dried at least around the edges. Once you’ve removed the majority of it with the spatula, take a small stiff brush to it (an old toothbrush or nail brush will do) to lose the dried slime. Then take the vacuum cleaner to the dried slime (not the wet, that won’t do your vacuum cleaner any favors) and remove as much of it as possible. Source: RealHomes
What to do with dried slime
“Place a few ice cubes on the dried residue and allow the ice to ‘freeze’ the slime, which can help to remove the dried-up slime from the carpet,” Lynch says.
Repeat this process as needed but wait until your carpet is dry to vacuum up any stray particles. Source: RealSimple
What to do with wet slime
Vinegar and Water: Mix one-part warm water with two parts vinegar. Spray onto the stain and use a soft brush to work slime loose from the carpet. Use a dry paper towel to dab at the stain. Vacuum it once dry. Source: HGTV
When all else fails, call a professional cleaner
They will know how to get slime out of carpet using heavy-duty products or tools you may not have at home, such as steam-cleaners or more powerful cleaning solutions. They should also know how to remove the stubborn slime without damaging your carpet. Source: MyMove
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