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How to Get Gum out of Clothes

Suddenly found bubble gum or chewing gum on your clothes, or your kid’s cloth and you’re wondering how to get it off? We’ve got you covered on that – worry no more.

How to Get Gum out of Clothes
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There are so many tips and tricks on the internet on removing gum from clothing, the ones we will discuss here however are tested tips and tricks that will work like magic and actually remove bubble gums and chewing gums from your clothe.

Removing Gum from Clothing

Before trying any of the tricks to be discussed, it is important you handpick as much gum as you can. Also, don’t attempt using any chemical related to hairspray; as this might give your cloth permanent stain and might fade or damage the fabric.

Get Gum out of Clothes – Method 1

This method is perfect for clothing that is not too thick e.g. nylon, cotton, yoga pants, leggings etc.

Here are the items needed:
  1. A plastic bag
  2. A toothbrush 
  3. Ice cube or freezer
Here are the things to do:
  • Remove as much gum as you can from the clothes using your hand
  • Wrap the piece of clothing in the plastic bag
  • Put it in the freezer until the gum becomes hard
  • Remove from freezer and remove gum
  • Gently scrub the affected area with a toothbrush to remove gums that are left there
Alternatively;
  • Remove as much gum as you can from the clothes using your hand
  • Rub an ice cube on the affected are until it hardens
  • Remove as much gum as you can from the affected area
  • Gently scrub the affected area with a toothbrush to remove leftover gums

Get Gum out of Clothes – Method 2

This method is perfect for thick clothes; here are what you need:
  1. Ice cubes
  2. Freezer bag
  3. Butter knife
Here are the things to do:
  • Pour ice cube into the freezer bag
  • Place the freezer bag directly on the affected part
  • Scrap the gum off with the buttery knife
Alternatively;
  • Rub an ice cube on the affected area until the gum hardens
  • Scrape the gum off with the buttery knife

Get Gum out of Clothes – Method 3

This method should be done using a bowl or inside a sink

Here are the items you need:
  1. Laundry detergent
  2. Two ice cubes
  3. Buttery knife
Here are the things to do:
  • Place once ice cube directly underneath the affected part of the clothe
  • Place the other cube directly over the first ice cube, with the clothe separating them
  • Leave it that way for about 30 minutes
  • Remove the ice cube underneath and the one on top
  • Scrape off the gum with the buttery knife while putting the clothe on a flat surface
  • Pre-soak the affected area with a laundry detergent
  • Wash the garment


READ:
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How to unclog a toilet without a plunger

How to Wash Lululemon Leggings and Yoga Pants

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