Slime spills can be gruesome and tricky to get rid of! Remove slime from wood before you start despising your wooden furniture or worse, your Floor!
Everyone these days has slime on their favorite list, especially younger kids! Besides kids, adults enjoy slime too but for other reasons, mostly because it is an easy way to satisfy and relax the mind and ease stress. Slime is like the new age play dough but better! You can keep a slime handy in your bag or luggage and use it to relieve stress anytime anywhere. Besides, it’s pretty easy to make slime at home to avoid the costs of commercial slime. All these plus points but there’s one problem with slime. If you accidentally spill slime on a carpet, clothes, car seat, and on wooden floors, it can be stubborn to remove the stains. Keep reading to learn how to remove slime from wood easily.
But irrespective of the mess it creates, it’s becoming popular by the day among kids and adults alike. A possible way to avoid slime accidents is to keep a close watch on your kids while they are playing with the slime. Yet if you get into a situation where slime ruins your wooden furniture or floors, follow the below DIY ideas.
How to Remove Slime from Wood
# First Method
Things You’ll Need
- Dishwash soap
- Paper Towel
Scrape off the extra slime on the wood floor with the help of a butter knife or a wooden scraper. While doing it, make sure that you don’t put too much pressure on the floor to avoid scratching the floor.
Now, apply some soap on the stain and dip a sponge in warm water. Use the sponge to scrub the area slowly in a circular motion. You can add more soap to the warm water and use it to keep scrubbing the floor for a few minutes. Keep observing the stain and once you’re satisfied with the results, wash the area with lukewarm water and use a paper towel to dry the area.
If you still notice some stains, you can repeat the process again and increase the pressure while scrubbing with the sponge to remove stubborn residues.
# Second Method
Things You’ll Need
- Baking Soda
- White Toothpaste
Use a damp cloth to gently wash off the area on the floor with the slime stains. In a bowl, add a teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of white toothpaste. Mix both ingredients with a spoon to make a paste and use it to rub the slime stain. You can use an old toothbrush or a scrubber to scrub the stain. After about two minutes, wipe the paste off using a damp cloth.
Method 3 (For Light Slime Stains)
What you need
- White Vinegar
Pour some vinegar on a clean piece of cloth and wipe the area. This should get off the slime stain in a few minutes.
Always clean slime from wood with caution to avoid leaving long-lasting stains. Make sure you never scrape it off with a very sharp tool as it may leave scratches on the wood surface.
Which Ingredient Works Best?
Vinegar is the most commonly available and extensively used ingredient for getting rid of slimes. Whatever the surface, if it gets tough to remove the slime with a paper towel or hot water, you can use vinegar to remove the stain. It can work on carpets, furniture, clothes, etc.
How to Store Slime
Some slime recipes get bad earlier than others, so you must store them well if you want to play with them later. One of the key things to keep in mind is to always store it in an airtight container. Whether you store it in zip lock bags, Tupperware, or airtight mason jars, avoid air contact to make the slime last longer. Also, it might be better to keep those airtight containers in cooler temperatures than at room temperature.
Quick and Easy Slime Recipe
- Washable Clear Glue
- Baking Soda
- Contact solution/Eye drops/Saline solution
Pour the glue into a bowl. You might also add a few drops of your favorite food color to the glue. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the glue and mix with a spoon. Add 2-3 tablespoons of contact lens solution and keep on mixing. Keep mixing the solution until it starts to harden and leaves the bowl’s surface. At this stage, take out the slime on a clean platform and knead with your hands until you’re happy with the texture. If it turns too runny, add more glue and if it hardens more than usual, add a few drops of lens solution.
Slime can be enjoyable to play with, and stains should not keep you and your children from enjoying it. With many varieties available now in the market, make sure you are mindful of what is being used to create the slime. It is advised that you DIY your own slime to avoid contact with harmful ingredients and chemicals. Be careful while playing with slime with young kids as they must not ingest it, whether homemade or commercially bought slime.
Whew! This worked — I tried a combo of gentle scraping, dampening with water and dish soap and finally little sprinklings of vinegar. It was also helpful to have some paper towels to remove the slime bits as I went along.
Thanks for the tips!