Gum Removal from Clothing

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How do I get gum off my clothes?

Gum Removal from Clothing

To take chewing gum off clothes, place the item of clothing in a plastic bag, then freeze it for about an hour. Take the clothing out of the freezer, then bend the fabric across the stain to crack the gum. Chip off the pieces with a dull knife.

If that doesn't work, let the gum return to room temperature then dampen a cloth with dry-cleaning solution, lighter fluid, salad oil or peanut butter and rub on the gum, then work it off with a dull knife. Launder as usual.



10/3/2007 12:42:50 PM
Lynne said:

Don't you then have to remove salad oil or peanut butter - another greasy situation! But I've got to try something, so thanks for the tips.

1/7/2008 5:55:38 PM
brad said:

thank you so much this saved my 8 year old's tux for the wedding once again thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/13/2008 7:45:32 PM
me said:

One of these solutions took the gum off my clothes quickly!!!!!!!!

2/3/2009 1:57:52 PM
troy said:

i tried the lighter fluid and it caught fire and burned hole in mu pants, dont use that method.

5/7/2009 2:04:38 PM
Laura Nelson said:

Does this work even if the gum has been through the dryer?

7/16/2009 11:19:01 AM
Becky said:

Aren't peanut butter and salad oil stain problems themselves?

6/6/2011 4:52:22 PM
Beverly archer said:

The gum really works but I put them in the washer after I put the peanut butter on . It works very well

8/25/2011 2:31:31 AM
myf said:

use tea tree oil to remove the chewing gum
works like a charm.


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