How to Remove Gum from Your Clothes How to Remove Gum from Your Clothes

Chewing gum can be removed by first hardening the gum with an ice cube.  Scrape off all that you can with a dull butter knife, rub the area with a good pre-treat enzyme product, and launder per care label instructions.  Rubbing the spot gently with a liquid laundry detergent before wash is helpful in removing gum.  In carpeting, the process is much the same.  Remove any excess you can with a spoon or dull butter knife and place a baggie of ice on the gum stain to harden.  Then, chip away the gum once it is hard, and dissolve any remaining gum with a carpet cleaning solution, and blot to remove the gum. Use a quarter teaspoon of a good dishwashing detergent to one cup of water, and blot the stain to remove any trace.  Rinse well, and blot up excess with a clean white cloth.

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