Remove gum from clothes, tents, carpets, hair and various surfaces

  Remove gum from clothes, tents, carpets, hair and various surfaces

Remove gum from clothes, tents, carpets, hair and various surfaces

What do you do to remove gum? In this article, we will introduce you to ways to remove chewing gum from clothes, shoes, carpets, leather, fur, felt, and hair.

This inexhaustible chewing gum is a source of peace of mind and pleasure for many people. But woe to the day when the roof sticks! Removing the gum stain will be the hardest task in the world, and the only thing we won't remember is the good taste and relaxing moments of chewing.

Like removing oil stains from clothing, there are different ways to remove gum from different surfaces. In order to know which method works best, we must first learn about the effectiveness of the methods and know what level each method is specific to and where it is used.

It has been observed many times that one method alone is not responsible for removing the gum stain, and there are several methods that complement each other in order to completely remove the stain from the surface. In this article, we have tried to present different methods and combine the complement of these methods in order to get the best result in the shortest time to remove the gum.

Methods for removing gum from various surfaces

If the instruction label for your garment says “dry clean,” remove the gum, first wring out the gum and then remove it from the garment as much as possible, then take it to the dry cleaner and ask them to remove the gum stain with a specialized stain remover. If you use a home dry cleaner, be sure to remove remaining stains with an appropriate stain remover before putting the garment into the washing machine.

If you want to remove gum stains from silk fabric or other delicate materials, be sure to consult an expert before doing anything. For other casual wear, you can follow these steps:

1. Freeze clean gum

To remove gum with ice, the dyed garment or fabric should be placed in a plastic bag and then placed in the freezer for a few hours. This method is particularly suitable when the gum melts due to the heat and spreads over a wider area on the fabric. You can also use ice cubes to firm the gum on the cloth if the stain is small.

Remove the garment from the freezer (or remove the ice packs) and immediately remove the gum from the garment using a cheese knife or the edge of a bank card-like card. The purpose of this action is to remove as many pieces of chewing gum as possible from clothes. Therefore, if you fail to do so, it is necessary to cool the gums and harden them twice by the mentioned methods.

Wash off the remaining gum stain with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and dishwashing liquid. Gently pour some of this mixture onto the stained area (of clothing) and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.

Note: If you want to remove an old gum stain, use some "Vaseline" to loosen up the gum. Put some Vaseline on the tip of your finger or a piece of cotton and then rub it on the gum stain. The gum should be loose enough to be removed. Before washing, it is necessary to remove the grease stain caused by petroleum jelly. For this, you can soak the garment for 15 minutes in a mixture of water and strong washer powder and then rinse it. 

After making sure the frankincense stain is removed, wash the garment as usual. Just be sure to remove the stain completely before placing the garment in the washer or dryer. If not, repeat the previous steps again. Throwing gum-stained clothes into the washer or dryer will be a headache for you!

2. Smear the gum with lemon juice

If your clothes are stained with gum and the gum stain has penetrated deep into the fabric of your clothes, try soaking your clothes in a lemon juice solution first. After a few hours, rinse the garment normally, in which case you will notice that the gum stain is completely swollen and detached from the cloth.

There is a possibility that the stain will not be removed completely, in which case do not take it hard, the process is over, now you can use two methods of freezing or tape.

3. Wipe off the gum with the tape

Let's say the gum is hard and you can easily remove it from clothing or a stained surface, but there are small pieces of gum left on the surface. It is best to take a few pieces of wide tape and try to apply the tape to the damaged part and quickly remove it.

Repeat this method of removing the gum several times until the last bit of the stain is removed. Pay attention that the gum spot is not wet before starting the process, so as not to cause the gum to stretch.

4. Remove gum stains from delicate fabrics

Pour some (rubbing) alcohol onto a sponge and rub it over the gum stain. Then, gently scrape off the gum with a cheese knife or similar. When you are sure the stain is removed, wash as usual.

5. Remove gum stains from felt

You must be very careful to remove the gum from the felt because a piece of fabric may come off with the piece of gum. Follow these steps to remove the gum stain from the felt:

Use some ice to harden the gum.

Then gently remove the excess pieces of gum with a toothbrush or sponge.

If the stain is too entwined with the fibers of the fabric, you can use a razor blade to separate the gum.

If the stain is still there, make a smooth paste by combining cornstarch with some water and applying it to the gum stain. Wait for the paste to dry completely, then scrape it off with a toothbrush.


6. Remove gum stains from the tent

To remove a gum stain from a tent, in addition to the above method, you can use an iron. to do this. Follow next steps:

Lay the fabric on a piece of cardboard with gum sticking to it.

Iron the back of the fabric so that the gum separates from the fabric and sticks to the cardboard.

Repeat this process until the gum is completely removed from the cloth. Then wash it off.


7. Remove gum stains from fur

Follow the steps below to remove gum stains from both natural and faux fur. Be careful not to remove the fur when removing the gum:

Wipe the gum with ice

Put some ice on the cloth to harden the gum.

Scrape off the gum with a sponge or soft brush.

Clean the remaining stain with a damp cloth.

You can also dip a sponge or cloth in a mild detergent and rub the stain in the direction of the fur until the gum stain is removed. Avoid getting the fur wet.


8. Remove frankincense stains from the skin

First, remove the excess pieces of gum as much as possible.

Then prepare a solution of lukewarm soapy water and stir it well until it becomes lather.

Dip a sponge into the resulting lather and gently rub the leather to remove the stain.

Then dry it.


9. Remove gum stains from suede

Follow these steps to remove gum stains from suede:

Carefully remove excess gum from the suede.

Then, using an eraser pen, draw over the stain to remove the residue. Do this slowly and in one direction.


10. Remove gum stains from shoes

Place the shoes in an airtight plastic bag and place them in the freezer for about an hour until the gum hardens. You can also use some ice. With the help of a butter knife or the edge of a bank card, scrape the gum off the shoe as much as you can.

If any gum stains remain on the shoes, mix a little vinegar and dishwashing liquid and apply it with a sponge. Leave it for 10 minutes and then blot the stain with another cloth. If necessary, repeat the steps and at the end use a damp cloth to remove the remaining stain. Then let the shoes dry. If your shoes are made of leather, you can use a special wax to restore its shine.

❗ Tip: If a gum stain gets into the shoe, simply put some peanut butter or regular butter on it or use “WD-40” spray then scrape the gum off with a knife and continue with the above steps.


11. Remove the gum from the carpet

To remove gum in this way, apply ice to the gum stain and wait a few minutes for the gum to harden. Using a butter knife or the tip of a spoon, gently scrape the gum to remove as much as possible.

Use a detergent or stain remover to clean up the remaining stains, following the manufacturer's directions. Make sure to test the stain remover on a hidden area of ​​the carpet to make sure it won't cause any problems. You can mix equal amounts of dishwashing liquid with white vinegar and apply it to the stain using a soft brush. Then leave it like this for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, clean and dry the area with a clean, damp cloth. Allow the rug to air dry, then vacuum it up. 

12. Remove gum stains from floors and walls

Follow these steps to remove gum from all types of floors and walls:

Harden the gum with ice.

Use a tool such as a cheese knife or file to scrape off the gum without damaging the surface.

If the stain remains on the surface, use a cloth dipped in the cleaner to wipe it off completely.


13. Removing frankincense stains from hair

Here are some ways to remove gum from hair:

Removing gum from hair with chocolate and peanuts: Chocolate and peanut butter melt gum. It is sufficient to apply one of the two heated substances to a part of the hair covered with gum and wait for a while, and after a few minutes the gum will dissolve in chocolate or peanut butter. Then take a plastic comb and comb your hair, the piece of gum will come off easily. After removing all the pieces of gum, wash your hair.

Cleaning the gum with egg whites: Egg whites, like chocolate and peanut butter, have the property of dissolving gum. If you don't have chocolate or peanut butter, eggs are the easiest and quickest possible way to remove gum stains from your hair. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Then slowly apply the egg white with your fingers to the desired surface and wait for the gum to dissolve well in the egg white solution. You can now easily remove pieces of gum from your hair.


14. Remove gum stains from other surfaces

To remove gum from surfaces such as acrylic, plastic, aluminum, painted surfaces, plexiglass, polyurethane, etc., follow these steps:

Put some ice on the spot to harden the gums.

Scrape the gum off with a brush or a cheese knife.

Wipe the surface with a clean cloth dampened in warm water and suds to remove any remaining stains.


Abstract to remove frankincense

When you encounter a gum stain, the first step is to freeze or harden it. If the stain has already hardened, this step is no longer needed and you can move on to the suggested methods. All of the methods we suggest for removing gum are practical and have been tested many times, but we suggest that you make sure which method is suitable for your stained surface before using these methods.

In some texts we have seen the use of oil, petrol and knives, but we do not recommend these methods due to the potential for damaging the stained surface. If you want to use a knife or sharp object to remove a piece of chewing gum, be careful not to damage the stained surface and do not pierce it.

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