The squishy, squeezy and (sometimes) sparkling slime is undeniably the best and most timeless companion of parenthood, keeping your young ones engaged, with the added bonus of helping children learn, as well. However, this very useful element (for children) often gives a very hard time to the adults. And you’re very well aware of how!
A carpet with slime stuck in it, is of course, the last thing you’d want to come across, after putting your kids to sleep. That’s because it almost seems impossible to TAKE IT OUT, specifically when you see it to be clearly (and badly) sticking to the carpet fibers.
Easy Way To Deal With A Slime Stuck Carpet
Given this situation, it’s super likely for you to fret and totally overthink to the point that your valuable carpet seems useless to you and your money wasted. But Design Furniture is right here to save the day for your carpet (and for you) with the smartest and the easiest method for the removal of slime from your carpet.
That’s because we don’t want you to be mad at your kids or at worst, at your carpet. And saving your nerves from getting devastated is our primary goal.
So let’s dive into the slime, no, the carpet that has been messed up with that sticky delight lately!
Supplies To Get
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Solution For Spot Treatment
- Paint Scraper (you can get the regular butter knife, as well)
- Scrubbing Brush (opt for the one with soft bristles, since you wouldn’t want further damage)
- Vacuum Cleaner (the part and parcel of every carpet treatment)
- Maximum Emotional Quotient (the ultimate life advice!)
Steps Of Addressing
- Scraping: Start by scraping off the loose slime with the paint scraper or knife, as much as possible. It’s a good idea to begin from the outside of the buildup and work towards the middle.
- Solution Making: Take two-third of a cup of distilled white vinegar and mix it with around one-third cup of warm water to make a solution, which will break down all the adhesive elements of the slime. So you’ll need to pour it liberally atop the slime, while also avoiding to over-saturate the carpet. For deeply penetrated slime stains, leave the diluted vinegar for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
- Scrubbing: Go over the entire area with the scrubbing brush in gentle strokes, only to make the slime break and come off and not to damage the carpet fibers.
- Pat Drying: You might as well, need to carry out these steps more than once, in order to clear out the slime from the carpet completely. Just as most of the slime gets removed from the carpeting, take a dry and clean towel to gently pat dry the treated area maximally.
- Spot Treatment: In case of any stubborn stains, a spot treatment is required and this goes the same for if the carpet has been discolored due to slime. For this purpose, you can either go for a diluted liquid detergent application and in case you prefer some heavy-duty commercial cleaner, then Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover Powder is a really effective option. Just apply it onto the stain with a clean fabric and leave for at least 5 to 10 minutes for it to act. This should fix all the stain residue as well as discoloration.
- Vacuuming: This technically is the continual of step number 4, such as after you’ve pat dried the treated area, follow it up by vacuum cleaning it thoroughly to ensure a perfectly cleaned and stainless carpet.
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Helpful Tips For Addressing Slime Affected Carpets
Here are some handy hacks for you to deal with slime stuck carpets more effectively, irrespective of the difficulty scale.
- Instead of vinegar, you can also make use of rubbing alcohol for getting rid of the slime. However, ensure doing a patch test beforehand, so as to avoid any discoloration.
- For fresh slime spills, simply place an ice cube over the stained area for 10 to 15 minutes. This will harden the slime, essentially freeze it and then you can scrape it with the scraper or knife.
- Various commercial carpet cleaners can also provide significant help, regarding the removal of slime and its stains. And the most foolproof approach is to always use the one recommended by the carpet manufacturer.
- You can try placing plastic or cling wraps atop the carpet, sofa or any other fabricated or upholstered surface, prior to making your kids play with the slime. Better prevent it from happening than struggling to address it.
- Club Soda and WD-40 spray also come in handy for removing slime stains from carpet and you simply need to blot the carpeting after the application of either of these elements.
- In case you notice any weird smell post the cleanup, sprinkle baking soda over the treated spot before vacuuming it after enough time. This will work as a deodorizing of the carpet, revitalizing it up to a notable extent.
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To Slime (Sum) Up
This was our take on the frequently experienced concern of “How To Remove Slime From Carpet” and we’ve high hopes for this useful guide to prevent you from a lot of distress, most likely to be felt otherwise. In situations like mess caused by kids and pets, the only (and safe) side to work on, is to work on fixing it! At best, you can try lecturing your kids about being careful with the slime and we all know that’s of no use. So it’s a far better idea to go with the fixing instead of cursing.
Wishing you non-sticky soft floorings ahead.