It's a real trouble when gum adheres to a piece of clothing. A lot of people are faced with this dilemma especially those with kids who most frequently have chewing gums stuck on their clothes. Removing gum from clothes is somewhat a challenging task as one must make sure to remove the gum on the fabric without causing any damage. Some chose to throw the clothing away but you don't want to do that right? Luckily, we have found some tips and tricks on how to remove chewing gum on clothes.
One advice we have found is to freeze the piece of clothing for about an hour or two or until the gum hardens. The gum may then be scrapped off using a dull knife. Another related method, makes use of ice cubes. Applying ice on the gum for about 15 to 20 minutes will harden the gum on the cloth. The gum may then be removed manually with your fingernails or again, by scrapping with a blunt knife.
Boiling water may also be used for removing gum on clothes. Dip the affected part of the cloth in boiling/hot water. In this method, the gum will soften and removal may be aided with the use of a blunt knife. Procedure may be repeated as necessary or until the gum has been removed completely.
Another recommendation on removing gum from clothes is to use warm white vinegar. With the use of a tooth brush or an absorbent cloth, apply the vinegar directly to the gum as well as on the surrounding area using a gentle brushing motion. The vinegar acts by dissolving the bond between the gum and the fabric thus helping to detach the chewing gum from the fabric. You must wash the clothing immediately after the gum has been removed. A non-acetone nail polish remover has also been mentioned to work the same way vinegar does.
Hope you find any of these methods useful. Do share your experience. We’d love to hear and learn from you.