How to Remove Slime from Clothes

Slime, also popularly known as a squishy, ​​is an excellent alternative for entertaining children. Faced with the massive offer of consoles, video games, and technological devices, always attractive to the little ones, parents try to combat it with activities that stimulate their creativity. In this sense, the slime has become a great option to enhance manual skills.

However, while children play with it, it can stick to clothing and leave stains. How then can you remove the squishy from clothes? What are the most effective methods? In this article, we will show you how to remove slime from clothes effectively.

How to Remove Slime from Dry Clothes

When you need to remove slime from clothing, either by staining it when making slime or playing with your child, the first thing to keep in mind is that if you let it dry a little, you can get it more easily. In oneHOWTO, we give you these tips in this regard:

  • Use a putty knife or any other fine tool to place between the softener and the fabric. Insert the blade of this tool carefully and with gentle movements so as not to damage the fabric of the garment and little by little, remove the pieces of slime that come out.
  • Apply a dry cleaning product, which you can easily find in supermarkets and drug stores, on the area of ​​the garment with slime and let it act for a few minutes, according to what the dry cleaning product container indicates. This will make the slime disappear and, if any trace remains, use the spatula to finish removing it.
  • To make sure you remove the stain that remains, you can use pharmacy alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as they are effective remedies, but do not use them if the garment is colored.
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How to Remove Hard, Dry Slime from Clothing

Another challenge for removing slime remains from clothing is when it is dry but has dried so much that it has become problematic, and there is a stain on the fabric. All you need in this case is to follow these steps

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What You Will Need

  • Toothbrush or clothing brush.
  • Dishwasher soap.
  • Water at room temperature.

Steps to Remove Hard, Dry Slime from Clothing

  1. Use a glass or glass and place the piece of clothing with the stain on top.
  2. Soften the squishy with water: let it act for about 1 minute and repeat this step.
  3. Once the stain is soft, take the brush and remove as much slime as possible from the clothing.
  4. Add room temperature or cold water again. Also, add the detergent or dish soap.
  5. Use the brush again to altogether remove the stain.
  6. Wash clothes in cold water to rinse well.
  7. Look carefully that the slime has disappeared from your garment, and if so, you can put it to wash as you usually do. If not, repeat the above steps until the clothing is spotless, as it may take a little more prodding if it was too hard and dry.

How to Get Wet Slime Out of Clothes

As mentioned above, the best way to remove slime from clothing is when it is dry. When the dough is soft and wet, the task is much more complicated. Many people try to remove the squishy susbtance when they get stained, but it is a common mistake. In attempting to remove the slime when it is wet, you will most likely make the situation worse - the stain will get bigger.

Do not touch it until it dries. If you have a great urge to remove the slime, try to find a way to dry it as soon as possible, but avoid handling it more shortly. Thus, to get rid of wet slime from clothes, follow these steps.

  1. If the amount of this product stuck to the fabric is large or there is a thick layer, try to remove as much of it as you can with your fingers but without rubbing, just pinching the sparest parts, those that do not directly touch the tissue. However, if the stain is small or if the layer of slime is thin, do not try to remove it while it is wet.
  2. To make the softener dry and hard quickly, and you can remove the mark as soon as possible, use a tool that will dry the stain and speed up the process. For example, you can use a hairdryer on cold air mode.
  3. Once you get it dry, use the advice explained in the previous sections to obtain the results you want immediately.
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How to remove slime stains from clothes

Depending on the fabric of the affected garment, some slime marks may remain after it is completely removed. So how do you remove softshell stains from clothes once everything is removed?

Before deciding to remove them, repeat once more the procedures explained above for each case and put the garment in the washing machine, noting whether or not they disappear completely after washing. If the stain has not completely disappeared, you can apply a commercial stain remover product or some homemade mixture that effectively removes stains. You can use baking soda, lemon, vinegar, pharmacy alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide, as long as it is not a delicate garment.

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However, when washing this garment and then drying it, be careful: if you put the garment that has been stained with slime in the dryer, make sure that you have completely removed it before starting it, since Otherwise, it can grip the fabric with more intensity, due to the high drying temperature, and the problems to remove it later will be more significant.

If you still have some brands of squishy, ​​don't give up. You've done everything you can, and right now, you must give way to the pros. Go to a dry cleaner and ask for advice to remove the slime from your clothes or, directly, hire their services to solve the problem.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Uncomo