How To Get Slime Out Of Carpet

Your child is part of the YouTube slime craze. Now, you need to know how to get slime out of the carpet. 

How To Get Slime Out Of Carpet

It’s easy to remove slime from kitchen tiles and laminate flooring. But carpet fibers are more difficult. With some elbow grease and the right cleaner, you can scrape most slime out.

Here’s what you need to know.

Different Types Of Slime

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Before you learn how to remove slime from carpet, we need to cover the types of slime for the best strategies.

Classic Slime

Classic slime is thick and sold over the counter. It doesn’t stick to carpet unless stepped on. If it’s dried, you can scrape it off the carpet with a butter knife.

Butter Slime

Butter slime is slick and smooth. Its texture is like putty, which is slippery and stretchy. You can ice butter slime and scrape it with a butter knife.

Sugar Slime

Sugar slime is crunchy. It feels like it has tiny beads and often sounds like packed snow when you squeeze it. Sugar slime doesn’t stick to carpet because of its texture.  

Cloud Slime

Cloud slime is a dream for adults. It’s fluffy like meringue and doesn’t stick to carpet. Icee slime is almost the same but made with instant snow.

Jelly Or Clear Slime

Jelly slimes have a clear base and are like the slime used in Flarp and on Nickelodeon. It is a disaster when it gets in the carpet and is one of the hardest to remove. 

Other Slimes

There are many types of slime, but most are related to the ones listed above. Adding glitter and other ingredients won’t change how slime affects the carpet.

Watching An Expert At Work

Watch this video for an example of how to get slime out of the carpet. As you can see, this mom starts out with vinegar and saturates the stain well. She then scrapes the carpet and removes excess slime and vinegar. 

Then, she adds hot water and keeps on scraping. 

To finish, she uses a standard carpet cleaner. While a carpet cleaning machine isn’t necessary, it will remove the remaining residue.

Other Ways To Get Slime Out Of Carpet

Here are some other ways to get slime out of carpet.

Hot Water

What You’ll Need

  • Warm water
  • Blunt knife
  • Vacuum
  • Sponge
  • Dry rag

Start by loosening the slime with a butter knife. Then vacuum up the pieces. After that, use a sponge to saturate the area with hot water. Let it set for a minute before drying. Repeat as many times as necessary. 

Club Soda

If hot water doesn’t work, use club soda. 

What You’ll Need

  • Club soda
  • Blunt knife
  • Vacuum
  • Dry rag

Scrape off as much slime as you can, then vacuum it up. From there, wet the area with club soda and scrape. Then wet with water and dry. 

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can remove slime but can also break down the bottom layers of your carpet, leaving a hole in the slime’s absence. Proceed with caution.

What You’ll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Blunt knife
  • Vacuum
  • Dry cloth

Scrape the slime out of the carpet with a butter knife and vacuum. Saturate the remaining slime with rubbing alcohol and scrape. Rinse the area with water and pat dry with a towel.

Vinegar And Baking Soda

Vinegar works by itself, but if you add baking soda, you’ll create a chemical reaction capable of dislodging slime.

What You’ll Need

  • Blunt knife
  • Vacuum
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • Bucket of warm water
  • Sponge
  • A dry cloth or paper towels

Break up any large chunks with your blunt knife and vacuum. Then sprinkle baking soda on the stain. Pour vinegar on the baking soda and let it soak for up to 20 minutes.

Use a sponge to wet the spot and clean up the mixture. Use your knife to scrape the remaining pieces from the carpet.

Dish Soap

Dish soap is great for removing grease but has many uses outside the kitchen too. 

What You’ll Need

  • 1 tsp clear unscented liquid dish soap
  • 2 cups warm water
  • Spray bottle
  • Sponge
  • Bucket of warm water
  • Clean, dry cloth
  • Blunt knife
  • Vacuum

Start by scraping the excess slime and vacuuming the area. Then, spray the stain with a Dawn and water mixture. Wipe it with water and repeat until the stain is gone. Afterward, dry the area.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Only use this method on light-colored carpets and only after you’ve tested it on a hidden area.

What You’ll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Scraping tool
  • 3 tbsp hydrogen peroxide
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • Spray bottle
  • Sponge
  • Dry towel

Scrape the slime and vacuum. Then spray the area with a mixture of peroxide and water. Let it set for five minutes and wash with a wet cloth. Repeat as necessary, drying the area when finished. 

When The Slime Is Dry

Remove slime from carpet as soon as possible. If it’s dried, here’s what to try.


The easiest method for getting dry slime out of carpet involves ice. Put ice on the area and let it sit until the slime is frozen. Then, break the slime with a pick or similar tool. Afterward, use one of the methods above to address staining.

Scrub Brush

A scrub brush is helpful for removing dried slime. Apply a cleaning solution (like soap and water) to the slime and scrub. 

Chemical Solutions

Nobody wants to use harsh chemicals unless necessary. 

If the above methods didn’t work, try cleaning the slime with OxiClean.

When all else fails, you may need to call a professional carpet cleaner.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Can Slime Stains Be Dissolved?

Relax, this one is easy. You’ll need to mix two parts white vinegar with one part water and put the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the slime solution on the stain and let it soak.