How to remove slime from clothes, carpet or furniture

During fun, slimes, otherwise known as lickers, often end up on things, carpet, the surface of a sofa or chair. This jelly-like substance is difficult to remove. But there are several means, including folk methods, that can wash the slime off clothes without a trace.

Exposure to temperatures

The method, which does not require material costs for dry cleaning, is safe for any type of fabric. Slime that has been frozen or heated comes off clothes more easily. After the procedure, all that remains is to remove a small white spot.


Freezing at home is done using a freezer or an ice pack. The second method is suitable for large items (carpets, sofas, blankets, quilts, jackets). The order of freezing clothes or other small items:

  1. Roll up with the dirty side up.
  2. Place in a plastic bag.
  3. Place it in the freezer and leave for 1 hour.
  4. Remove clothes from the refrigerator.
  5. Carefully moving from the edges to the center, pick up the slime with a ruler, a plasticine stack, thick scissors or another moderately sharp object. The frozen substance should easily come off the surface.
  6. Soak a cotton pad in alcohol and wipe the remaining light stain on the clothing.

To freeze the slime with ice, you must first pour water into the cube mold and place it in the freezer. Next:

  1. Remove the cubes, place them in a bag and close it tightly.
  2. Cover the surface where the slime is located with plastic wrap or a piece of baking sleeve.
  3. Place a bag of ice on the slime and leave it until the substance hardens. If the ice starts to melt during the process, return it to the freezer for a while.
  4. Remove ice and scrape off slime with a moderately sharp object.
  5. Wipe off the remaining slime stain with a cloth soaked in ethyl alcohol.

Before applying alcohol, it is best to wet a small area of ​​the fabric in an inconspicuous place to ensure that the paint does not bleed.

High temperatures

Heating, as well as freezing, helps remove the jelly toy from the surface. For this, you can use an iron with a steam function or a kettle, boiling water, a hair dryer. The methods are effective even for removing dried slime.

To do this you will need:

  1. Pour very hot water into a basin.
  2. Place a piece of clothing contaminated with a sticky toy into it.
  3. When the mass becomes soft, take a ruler or another moderately sharp but long object and carefully begin to scrape off the slime from the edge to the center of the stain, trying not to smear it.
  4. Wash the item with powder or laundry soap, rinse.

You can also get rid of such contamination by heating the area with a viscous toy with a hair dryer, switching it to the maximum temperature . Once the slime softens, the fabric is cleaned with a toothbrush and washed with dishwashing liquid.

It is possible to get rid of slime from clothes using a kettle or an iron with vertical steaming. To do this, you need to:

  1. Keep the kettle heated so that steam comes out of the spout (or turn on the steam function on the iron).
  2. Bring the piece of fabric with the slime to the hole so that the hot steam passes through it.
  3. When the mass becomes soft, scrape it off with a brush.

For all methods with heating, it is worth considering that this process can lead to shrinkage, loss of quality. It can only be used for fabrics resistant to high temperatures.

Improvised means

The improvised options can be used after removing as many fragments of the toy as possible. Also, it is better to first test all methods on an inconspicuous area of ​​the item from the inside, in the pocket area or fold of the fabric.

The easiest way to remove a new toy is when it is still quite sticky. To do this, you can take the slime itself (preferably a new one) and stick it to the stuck one. Remove it with a sharp movement. Repeat until completely removed.

  • One of the simplest methods is to use liquid soap or washing powder, or dishwashing gel. The product should be poured over the remaining fragments of the sticky toy, left for 1 hour, then scrape off the remains and wash the fabric.
  • If the stain is fresh and the substance has not yet penetrated deeply into the fibers, you can use a mixture of salt, lemon juice, and ammonia. Rub this mixture into the fabric and then leave it to soak in. Then rub the surface to remove the slime residue. Due to the lightening effect, it is recommended to use the mixture only on light-colored fabrics.
  • Laundry soap is also an easy and affordable way to get rid of slime. Rub the contaminated area with a bar and leave for 30 minutes to act. Then rinse the fabric in warm water.
  • Acetone will help remove dirt from the fur coat’s lint. To do this, soak a sponge in the substance and clean the hairs of warm clothing with it.

Vegetable oil or butter

This method is effective, but it is better not to treat clothes, carpets and furniture with it, as you will have to get rid of greasy marks afterwards. It is good if the slime remains on your hair.

The oil is applied to the contaminated area and left to soak in for 20-30 minutes, after which the slime almost dissolves and easily comes off. Vaseline, hair mousse or any brand of fatty cream can replace the oil. The exposure time is the same for all products.

Slimes often end up on surfaces not intended for this purpose. They can be removed using heat, improvised means or greasy compounds. For persistent or ingrained dirt, Vanish or dry cleaning will do.

Abbas Jahangir

I am a researcher and writer with a background in food and nutritional science. I am the founder of, our reputable online platform offering scientifically-backed articles on health, food, nutrition, kitchen tips, recipes, diet, and fitness. With a commitment to providing accurate and reliable information, we strive to empower our readers to make informed decisions about their health and lifestyle choices. Join us on's journey toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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