Slime is one of the household pests that most homeowners resent. If you are figuring out how to get slime out of a blanket, you are just in the right place! In this article, we will focus on dealing with these gooey nuisances, and you will only need a few of your everyday items in doing so.
You might be thinking, “Really? Just a few household items?” It’s true! Read on to find out how to deal with those sticky stains.
How to Use Vinegar to Remove Slime
You can use vinegar in various ways other than preparing tasty dishes, such as cleaning. For slime stains on your blanket or any fabric of similar materials, you’ll need to use white vinegar along with dishwashing liquid, ice cubes, and warm water. Here’s the process.
Step #1. Scrape the slime off
The easiest part is scraping away as much as you can. After scraping off as much as you can, be sure to dispose of the slime properly. You wouldn’t want it to stain anything else in the house.
Step #2. Use ice cubes
Apply ice cubes on the stain. Doing so will help freeze the slime so that it’ll be easier to scrape off. It won’t remove all the slime, but it should lessen the amount of slime left.
Step #3. Use vinegar
Soak the stained area with white vinegar for at least 5-10 minutes. The vinegar will help dissolve the slime and make it easier to wash off. Make sure not to leave it there too long, or you’ll have another stain to clean up.
Step #4. Wipe with a clean towel
Now that the vinegar has done its job, you can easily wipe off the residue with a damp towel. You should expect to see only a few tiny remnants of whatever slime remains at this point.
Step #5. Wash with dish soap
There might be some residue left on the area. Even if none are visible, you still want to be sure it’s clean. You can wash the previously stained part with dishwashing liquid and warm water.
You can do this using a bathtub if you have one or an outdoor faucet. If doing the latter, you may place the blanket in a bucket or basin and only place the affected area under running water.
Step #6. Let it dry
Now that you’re sure the stain is gone and the affected area is clean, either air dry it or use a blow dryer. Alternately, you may opt to run it through the washing machine before air-drying it, but this is optional.
That’s it! Now that you know how vinegar can double as a cleaning product, you can follow all these steps in the event of a slime-related mishap.
How To Get Slime Out Of A Blanket Without Vinegar
Are you still wondering if there’s a way to do it without vinegar? Say you don’t have any at the moment or don’t want to waste any. Don’t worry; there’s an alternate route that involves alcohol.
Follow steps #1 and #2 as previously mentioned
Whether or not you want to use vinegar, the first two steps still apply. Simply scraping off the slime that can be removed by hand and using ice cubes to freeze the slime will significantly decrease the amount of slime you have to wash off.
Step #3. Use alcohol
Apply alcohol on the stained area. Like vinegar, the alcohol will dissolve the remaining slime making it easier to wipe off.
Step #4. Wipe off with a damp towel or cotton wool
A wet towel or a cotton wool ball will do the trick now. Dab the area slightly until the residue is gone. This time, however, you won’t need to wash with dish soap.
There you have it! Now you won’t need to worry about slime stains on the sheets. You can use the two previously mentioned items to make those stubborn stains easier to handle.
Alternately, you can use acetone or nail polish remover in place of alcohol. These substances are preferable if the slime is glue-based.
Sure, slime is fun to make and fun to play with, but it’s bound to leave messy stains on any fabric you have around the house. By following these tips, you’ll find it much easier to get rid of those pesky stains that come afterward.
It would be best if you do not directly wash your blanket in the washing machine. The slime could stain other fabrics if you include it in your laundry load.
Even if you throw in the blanket by itself, some of the resulting residue could chip off and remain in the machine and stain your clothes in future washes.
So now that you know how to get slime out of a blanket, you can worry less about the mess it could make as a result. Just follow any of these methods and remember, be patient!