- white vinegar
- warm water
- dish soap
What to do:
- Fill your sink with some warm water.
- Pour some white vinegar onto the stain and allow it to soak in.
- Put the clothing item into the sink and start to gently work away the slime.
- If you still have residue, add some dish soap to the slime area and rub together until clean.
How to get slime off blankets
Don’t worry — slime on your blankets is not as much of a disaster as it may seem. All you need to solve the situation is an ice cube and a little bit of patience, says Clorox laundry expert Mary Gagliardi, otherwise known as Dr. Laundry.
- Scrape away as much of the stain as you can. Dispose the scraped-off slime, so it doesn’t transfer elsewhere on the item.
- Use ice cubes to freeze the remaining slime on the blankets, and then scrape the frozen slime away. This will not remove all of the remaining slime, but it’s important to reduce the amount as much as possible.
- Pre-treat with liquid detergent. Measure a small amount and gently massage it into the stains. Allow it sit on the fabric for 10 minutes (set a timer so you don’t let the product stay on the blankets too long).
- After 10 minutes, place the treated items in a plastic dishpan and add 2 gallons of hot tap water, rinsing the slime stains as the dishpan fills and stir to mix.
- Let the items soak for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, pour off the soaking solution and machine wash the item as usual.
- Air dry.
DO NOT TRY TO MACHINE WASH CLOTHES WITH SLIME STUCK TO THEM FIRST!
HOW TO REMOVE SLIME WITH VINEGAR
One of our best ways to remove slime from clothes is with plain old white vinegar. Remember above when I mentioned our chemistry experiment with slime? We used vinegar to dissolve slime, and it’s been proven effective in both blankets and hair as well!
- Try to catch the spill as soon as possible. Dried on slime is much more challenging and time-consuming to remove. Slime will stay fairly pliable most of the day, so even if you don’t catch it right away, you still have some time.
- Remove as much of the excess slime from the clothing as possible with your fingers. White glue slime is going to be more difficult to completely pick off then clear glue slime will be for you.
- Use this process with hair too!
- Use to remove slime from carpets, furniture, and bedding too!
NOTE: If you have anything priceless, expensive, or big like a whole couch that you are trying to remove slime from, I recommend testing it on a small piece of it. This is just in case it changes the color or ruins the fabric. I think this is a pretty common recommendation for most stain removal processes.
VINEGAR WILL DISSOLVE SLIME
Grab the bottle of vinegar and get ready to put those arm muscles to use! There isn’t a magic formula to this other than pour and scrub. You can see that we have a pretty black shirt here and the color wasn’t damaged!
Note: we keep plenty of baking soda and vinegar on hand for our science experiments! It’s also a classic kitchen or pantry staple, but if you don’t have any readily available, see our second way to remove slime below.
You can go ahead and pour vinegar onto your goopy slime spot! I highly recommend doing this over a sink, outside, or even in a container, so you don’t add more mess to the situation!