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Getting slime out of clothes

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#1 Kattikat

Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:26 PM

Hi everyone,
Dues anyone know how I should go about getting home made slime out of my kids' clothes? It's the one with borax, shaving foam, hand soap, sorbolene, baby oil, cornflour... I got it out of their hair I think but have just chucked the clothes in the laundry, shut the door and backed away as I'm scared. Very scared. They are SO dirty. Hot wash? Cold wash? Eucalyptus oil? Napisan? Soak? Help me pleeeease

#2 can'tstayaway

Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

Nothing but plain vinegar.  I use cleaning vinegar because that’s what I have in my laundry.

When I’ve washed them in regular detergent or napisan, it’s set into this crunchy, shiny patch that is impossible to remove.

Edited by can'tstayaway, 01 August 2019 - 08:32 PM.

#3 ccd

Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:33 PM


Just soak the affected area with cheap white vinegar and scrape off with fingernail when it becomes toothpaste consistency.

Just be aware though, if the slime contained food dye, the vinegar will make the dye run.

The clothes can then just be washed like normal.

#4 Kattikat

Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:38 PM

Thankyou thankyou thankyou, I'll give the vinegar a shot x

#5 xx1stxx

Posted 01 August 2019 - 08:43 PM

Slime is banned in our house for this very reason.

#6 ceeshell

Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:18 PM

Rubbing alcohol works, too.

#7 Kattikat

Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:51 AM

Vinegar did the trick! I tipped white vinegar on the slime, let it sit a few minutes then did a normal cold wash in the machine with regular laundry detergent, clothes are perfect. Phew!

#8 ERipley

Posted 02 August 2019 - 02:55 PM

I was just about to start a thread about how to get that store-bought clear putty stuff out of clothes. It dries hard too. I’m going to give vinegar a try!

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