Catherine asked: How do I clean slime stains? My daughter has a red colored slime brain toy that she tossed all around her room, sticking it to the walls and ceiling and leaving stains. While I was successful at cleaning off the red tint, the walls still have a grey discoloration in the spots where the toy brain splattered. How can I clean these individual spots and avoid doing a massive repainting of the room?
Various types of slime exist, making it difficult to know how to clean after them. However, it’s likely the gray discoloration was caused by oil, either residual oils from the user’s hand or from the slime toy itself. If those are oil stains, this technique should remove them, or at least improve their appearance.
You Will Need:
- Brush with soft bristles
- Floor covering
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Make a paste of the cornstarch and water. You may need to experiment to find the consistency needed for it to stick to the walls and/or ceiling.
- Cover the floor under the stain with a towel, tarp, or another protective floor covering.
- Apply the paste directly to the stained areas of the wall or ceiling.
- Wait two hours, or until the paste dries.
- Brush the dry paste off the treated surface.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Another possible cause of the discoloration is the cleaning product used to remove the red slime coloring from the walls. If this caused the gray spots, your solution, if any, will depend on what you used to clean the mess.
- If the stains remain, repainting may be your only option.