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How to Get Slime Out of Carpet: Simple & Effective Methods

Making homemade slime with your kids is a fun activity for parents and creates lasting memories with our little ones. Playing with slime is enjoyable for all ages, and there are certainly some interesting concoctions to try. 

However, it also creates a mess when it falls onto the carpet, leaving slime that could damage it if left permanently.

In this article, you’ll discover the most effective methods for removing slime from carpets, as well as what to do if the slime has already dried. By the end of this article, you’ll have the skills to clean slime from your carpet like a pro. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Get Slime Out of Carpet

Act quickly before the slime dries out
Act quickly before the slime dries out

Act swiftly when dealing with fresh slime that has landed on the carpet to prevent it from becoming firmly attached. Follow the steps below:

  1. Scrape off the slime using a butter knife or any other utensil
  2. Mix one part of warm water with two parts of white vinegar in a spray bottle
  3. Spray the solution on the slime and stain, and wait for at least five to ten minutes
  4. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to dab at the stain
  5. Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone

Following these steps will help dissolve the stain and pick up the slime so you can relax. It is also the most effective way to remove wet slime from carpets. Just make sure that you saturate the area well enough for the white vinegar and water to work.

Effective Methods for Dried Slime Removal

If the slime has dried up, place a warm rug over it for 5 minutes
If the slime has dried up, place a warm rug over it for 5 minutes

If the slime has dried on the carpet, you’ll need to soften it before trying to remove it. Place a warm, damp cloth over the slime to soften it as much as possible, and let it soak for at least 5 minutes.

Once the slime has rehydrated, use a soft brush or butter knife to scrape up as much as you can from the carpet. Then, repeat the steps above. 

Did you know you may have the solution to get the slime out of your carpet in your freezer? Believe it or not, ice cubes have been proven to effectively remove dried slime from carpets and have saved many parents from headaches.

If you find yourself needing to remove slime from your clothes, you can use any of these methods to clean it while the slime is still wet. These methods are safe for both carpets and clothes, so you don’t have to worry about any remaining slime.

Quick Tips for Removing Slime from Carpet

Removing slime from the carpet can be challenging if you don’t follow the proper steps. However, there are a few quick tips you can use to effectively remove slime from the carpet.

  • Don’t rub the slime with your rag, it can push deeper into the carpet fibers and make it more difficult to remove.
  • When testing any cleaning solution, make sure you test it on a small area first. That way if any discoloration or damage occurs, you won’t ruin an entire area of your carpet.
  • Act quickly to prevent the slime from drying. Promptly cleaning up any remaining slime will make it easier to remove the stain completely.
  • Rinse with warm water. Do not use cold water to set the stain or extremely hot water to penetrate deeper into the carpet fiber and padding. 

The Best Techniques to Clean Slime Stains from Carpet

Using various tools instead of different products can help remove stains from your carpet. These techniques may appear simple, but they are highly effective in preventing slime from becoming embedded in your rug permanently.

Carpet Cleaners

Carpet cleaners are capable of efficiently eliminating slime by using powerful detergents that work to lift and remove both the slime and the accompanying stain. 

Using a Butter Knife

Before spraying anything on a slime stain on your carpet, try using a flat edge like a butter knife to remove as much of the slime as possible. This will help prevent the slime from melting further into the carpet fibers.


Toothbrushes are typically used for cleaning teeth, but they can also be repurposed to clean slime from carpets. Using an old toothbrush, you can effectively remove the stain by applying a cleaning solution directly to the affected area.

Brushing out slime chunks also helps gently remove any debris hanging on the fibers. Rather than scraping using a blunt edge, using a soft brush helps by not wearing down the fiber and allows you to safely remove the slime.

Proven Ways to Remove Slime Residue from Carpet

After removing the sticky slime chunks from your carpet, you may be facing a bright-colored stain from the residue. 

You can use dish soap and warm water to clean up the stain by following the step-by-step guide above, or you can try these other ideas that have been proven to work. What else can be used to lift slime residue from the carpet? Let’s find out.

Goo Gone

This is almost a go-figure method, as slime is brightly colored goo. All you need to do is apply Goo Gone to the stain and let it sit for at least five minutes.

After five minutes, use a dry paper towel or sponge to dab the area until the stain has lifted. 

Use this method on a small area before tackling the slime on your beige carpet. You wouldn’t want a bleached spot that will be even more noticeable and won’t come out.

Ice Cubes

Ice cubes are proven to help remove slime stuck to the carpet. When ice cubes touch the slime, it will cause the slime particles to freeze up, making it able to be cleaned up a lot quicker and with less damage done to the carpet.

All you need to do is put ice on the slime for 10-15 minutes. Pick up the frozen chunks from the carpet and use a cloth to clean the area. Go over the stain one last time with warm water, then dab the area dry. 

Baking Soda

Did you know that sprinkling baking soda can help clean the carpet? Sprinkle baking soda on the stain, then apply a mixture of distilled white vinegar and water to remove the remaining residue from your carpet.

You can also make a paste using vinegar and baking soda. Instead of sprinkling dry baking soda on the carpet, mix it with water and vinegar to create a paste. Apply the paste to the dried stain, let it dry, and then wipe it off. Make sure to rinse with warm water.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a secret weapon you can use against slime stains. After removing as many chunks and debris from the carpet, you are ready to witness hydrogen peroxide do its magic.

The secret weapon hydrogen peroxide
The secret weapon hydrogen peroxide

Using a small amount of this solution, pour directly on the stain. What hydrogen peroxide does is break down the slime’s structure and particles so it is easier to lift from the carpet.

Let it sit on the stain for at least a few minutes, then dab the hydrogen peroxide until it dries. Just make sure you do a test area before you directly apply. 

Club Soda

If you don’t have distilled white vinegar available, you can use club soda instead. Club soda works just as effectively as vinegar to remove slime from the carpet. Simply use a scrub brush and a dry paper towel to blot the area with a cloth.

Pour the club soda over the stain, let it sit for at least five minutes, then use a paper towel to blot the stain. Once the stain has been lifted, allow the area to air dry.


Remember, making DIY slime is a fun activity, so don’t stress about the mess it may cause. It can be cleaned and removed from your carpet if acted upon quickly.

Follow the step-by-step method above to completely remove the slime. If unsuccessful, try the other methods listed. One of them will work for your carpet.

Always remember to use a dry paper towel and warm water in a spray bottle when cleaning slime off a carpet. Dab the stain gently and avoid scrubbing, as this will only spread the stain further, which is the last thing you want when cleaning slime off a carpet.

Michael F

Michael F

Owner, Elevated Cleaning

Michael started Elevated Cleaning to help fill a gap in the Florida cleaning market. With a focus on quality, and a passion for giving back to the community, Elevated Cleaning continues to serve hundreds of happy homeowners each month.

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Michael F.

Michael F.

Owner, Elevated Cleaning

Michael started Elevated Cleaning to help fill a gap in the Florida cleaning market. With a focus on quality, and a passion for giving back to the community, Elevated Cleaning continues to serve hundreds of happy homeowners each month.

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