Slime is a soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
It is also any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs.
When it sticks to our clothes, laundry gets tiring and uneasy. The sight of it makes one very aggressive and wants to get hold on the person who did it, whether a child or mistakenly done by an adult.
Many atimes, adults or elderly ones makes us of a slime and drop it carelessly, then just the nature of children is, they help you to misuse or play with things you didn’t keep in the proper places.
They pick up the slime, happily stretching it forward and backward and to be honest with you, they find it very fun to play with.
Sometimes, they place it on the wall, another takes it from there, place it on the table, another also takes it from there and finally place on a cloth, trying to take it out becomes a problem and inorder not to get caught in the act, leaves it there without your knowledge, and removing it can be so frustrating.
In most occasions, when trying to force it out, you end up tearing your cloth and messing it up the more.
So, inorder to avoid this, these are the proper procedure for getting slime out of your clothes:
- Use the handle of a spoon or a knife to slowly remove some of the slime as much as you can. Pour a liquid detergent on it and allow to stay for about twenty-five to thirty minutes, boil hot water, pour it inside a bucket and soak the cloth in it for fifteen to twenty minutes, then wash as you do your normal laundry and allow it to dry by spreading the cloth in airy place or environment.
- Gently remove the quantity of slime you can from the cloth without applying force while removing it. Pour or drop a little quantity of kerosene on the remaining slime on the cloth. Kerosene which is also known as paraffin, lamp oil , and coal oil (an obsolete term), is an hydrocarbon liquid which is derived from petroleum. It is widely used as a fuel in aviation as well as households. Its name derives from Greek: κηρός (keros ) meaning “wax”. It helps to weaken the sticky effect of the slime on the cloth. Allow the kerosene to stay for ten to fifteen minutes, and then remove the slime.
- Pour some drops of vinegar on the slime on the cloth. A vinegar is a sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; it’s a dilute solution of acetic acid. Allow the vinegar on it for about fifteen to twenty minutes, so it could penetrate. This helps in weakening the slime and makes it easy to come out. Then you can easily remove the slime.
- Boil water, make it very hot and allow it to cool a little to an extent of being normal hot water, pour some detergent into the water, mix it, until it forms lather. Soak the cloth in it and allow it to stay for a long period of time at least half of the day. Then bring it out, by now, the slime is easier to remove.