We have all experienced this at some point in life, sitting down on a seat without checking then later realize that your favorite dress has some chewing gum stuck on it. So what do you do you do? Here is a list of several homemade ways on how you can successfully get rid of it.
This is cheap and readily available.
- Soak your garment in lemon.
- Give it 5 minutes then scrap it off with a blunt object.
- Wash the garment as soon as possible after the process.
- THE FREEZING METHOD. This can be done from the comfort of your home and most importantly it is fabric friendly.
- Take your cloth and place it in a freezer bag making sure it doesn’t stick to the bag
- Seal the bag.
- Place the garment in your freezer.
- Leave it in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Remove it from the freezer.
- Take the cloth from the bag and place it in a sturdy surface.
- Peel the gum of the fabric as soon as possible to prevent it from sticking again.
- Use a blunt knife to softly remove it, it should peel off smoothly and without force.
- USING AN IRON BOX,
- Put a piece of clean cardboard on a flat surface of the ironing board.
- Place the garment gum- side down on the cardboard,
- Set the iron to medium heat and iron the garment on the back.
- Once the gum has softened, it should stick to the cardboard. Allowing you to gently peel your garment away leaving the gum behind.
- Once finished wash your fabric as usual.
- USING PEANUT BUTTER
The oils of the peanut butter is what makes it great for removing gum.
- Place a gob of peanut butter on the gum and make sure it is entirely coated.
- Leave the peanut butter on the gum for roughly 60 seconds.
- Use a butter knife to scrape the gum off the fabric.
- Put a stain remover on the affected area of the fabric and wash it off immediately.
- USING COCONUT OIL
This method is great for removing gum from synthetic sports clothing.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into a small saucer.
- Heat the oil in the microwave/gas for 5 to 10 seconds.
- Dip the stained spot in the warm oil.
- Rub the material together so that the gum slowly dissolves,
- Air dry the fabric.
- If there is no traces of gum wash the fabric using warm water.
- Submerge the affected area in very hot water.
- While submerged, scrape off the gum with a toothbrush or knife.
- Scrub it while still immersed in the boiling water.
- Let the garment dry and repeat if necessary.