Slime – it’s all fun and games until it gets smushed into your carpet, or you come across some months old dried up slime embedded in the carpet fibres in an out of the way spot when you’re tidying up…ewww!Disaster? Not necessarily…thankfully slime is not the death sentence for your pristine carpet that it might appear to be if you use the right removal method.

How to Remove Slime from your Carpet

Believe it or not, it’s actually quite straightforward when it comes to removing slime, though you may have to repeat the cleaning process a number of times depending on how severe it is in order to completely remove it.

You’ll need..

  • White vinegar
  • Warm water
  • A soft-bristled brush
  • A clean, dry towel
  • A container or bucket


To a container or bucket, add 2/3 vinegar to 1/3 warm water (or just enough to dilute the vinegar)

Using the warm water & vinegar liquid, apply small amounts at a time to the slime stain or residue with a soft brush

Use the brush to gently loosen up the slime for the individual carpet fibres

As you go, blot with a clean towel to absorb the liquid and slime residue

Keep applying the mixture to the problem area until the slime residue has been completely removed

You may have to repeat the process a number of times before you’re able to completely remove the slime from your carpet, especially if it is very dry and crusted.

Once the cleaned spot on your carpet has dried off completely, vacuum over the area to restore the carpet pile position.

Important! Before cleaning or removing stains from your carpet, always remember to check your manufacturer’s warranties for any cleaning terms and conditions that might apply.

More: How to care for your carpet

Best Carpet Choices for Stain Protection and Removal?

If you’re going to have to clean slime (and other household spills!) from your carpet then better carpet that has great stain protection, and all-round wear and tear resilience.

Here are 3 top worry-free Australian-made carpets that offer superior stain resistance as well as excellent resistance to wear and tear, that don’t compromise on style or softness underfoot:

More: 3 worry-free carpets for busy households and rental properties

Want an Easy-Clean Alternative to Carpet?

If you have little kids and pets, you might want to avoid cleaning up spills and soiling from carpet altogether in certain areas of your home.

Flooring options like Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile are extremely easy to clean and maintain – simply wipe spills like slime, paint, or food and beverage spills clean with a damp cloth and voile! Vinyl Tile & Plank flooring is also a stylish and affordable alternative to timber with a wide range of extremely life-like timber-look colours textures and tones to choose from to suit any style or design.

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