getting slime out of carpet

How To Get Slime Out Of Carpet

Kids of all ages are obsessed with slime. Slime can be wonderful to play with but can be a nightmare if spilled on your carpet. Indoor playing often leads to accidents, and carpet cleaners tend to be expensive. But, fear not, we have your back. In this article, we have tried covering all the possible cleaning methods for how to get slime out of carpet.

How To Remove Slime From Carpet

Slime spill might give you a little panic attack, but worry not it’s easy to handle. Slime is made up of glue most of the time. Cleaning a carpet with a gentle solution is preferable, as it doesn’t cause any damage. Pre-cleaning of a slime spill is necessary, as it helps to remove it hassle-free.

We shall need a sharp object to scrub most of the slime. A spoon, fork or a butter knife would do just fine. After scraping off the excess slime, we are left with slime stuck to the carpet.

For clothing stains, check out our article on how to remove slime from clothes.

Using Vinegar And Lemon

This home-made solution helps loosen the slime particles from the carpet.


  • 2/3 cup of vinegar (white-distilled)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Empty spray bottle
  • Old kitchen cloth/tissue


  1. Fill the solution in a bottle and spray on the remaining slime and let it soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Wipe the stain with baby wipes, tissue papers, or old kitchen cloth.
  3. Try scraping the area again after applying the solution.
  4. Repeat until all the slime particles come off.
  5. Make sure to scrape gently; we don’t want to damage the carpet.

If you’re late and the slime has already dried up and stained, don’t worry, you will need some ice cubes. Put some ice cubes over the spilled area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes till the slime freezes and gets hard. Once the slime gets hard, use a vacuum cleaner to collect the remaining shreds of slime from the carpet.

Using Hot Water

The slime is not too tough to remove sometimes, that’s when you can use this method to clean up the mess.



Start scuffing the area with the butter knife gently to remove major parts of the slime.

Vacuum the remaining pieces.

Soak the sponge in warm water and rub the area to take out the rest of the slime.

If the slime is removed successfully, dab the wet area with a dry cloth to soak all the water from the carpet.

This method is also useful in removing glittery slime.

Using Club Soda

Even a club soda can come handy in these situations. Using club soda is a quick method to get rid of slime from your carpet.



Scrub off the extra slime.

Spray some soda on the remaining part and let the liquid sink in.

Wait for 10 minutes and dab the area until the last piece is removed.

Using Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can also prove effective in getting the slime off the carpet. Though rubbing alcohol has its side effects too, like, staining some delicate fabrics and damaging the back portion of the carpet area.



  1. Drip the sponge in alcohol.
  2. Scrub the remaining slime.
  3. After removing the remaining dregs, dab the area with a dry cloth.

Using Vinegar And Baking Soda

  • Baking soda and vinegar are a powerful combo used around the world for household cleaning.


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • Sponge
  • Bucket of warm water
  • Dry cloth or tissue papers


  1. Scrub off the large parts of slime.
  2. Vacuum the remaining slime particles.
  3. Spray over the area and wait for some time until the baking soda reacts.
  4. Let the baking soda sit for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Dab the area with a sponge until the stain is gone.
  6. Dry the spot using a towel/tissue.

Other Slime Cleaning Method

At times the slime can be stubborn, and you might need some extra strength to remove it. You can mix the solution with rubbing alcohol, WD-40, or hydrogen peroxide instead of vinegar. This one does the job of cleaning the common stains off the carpet too.

Removing Color Stain From The Carpet

You will need to mix dishwashing liquid along with some vinegar. If you have used a red or another bright food coloring, then ammonia should be added instead of vinegar. Pour the liquid on the stain and let it sit for 5 minutes, then smudge the area gently with a microfibre cloth until no color is left on the carpet.


The slime should be fully dry and frozen before you use a vacuum cleaner else the slime can stick into it.

Don’t dump the slime into the drain, it might block your plumbing systems.

If you are planning to use bleach, then use it only on white carpets. Bleach might cause discoloration if used on a colored carpet.