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.