Once you get chewing gum on your garments, you know the struggle of removing it is real.
This makes it important to know how to remove chewing gum from clothes. You have
come to the right place.
This rubber-like material once stuck to your clothes will refuse to come off. The trick is to treat your clothes as soon as you spot chewing gum stuck to it. Or else, the gum will penetrate deep into the fabric, and may not come off without damaging it. Here are some tried and tested methods on how to remove chewing gum from clothes.
Ingredients to keep handy:
a) Paper towels
b) Coconut oil
d) Laundry detergent
e) Old toothbrush
Method 5: Using Vinegar
Step 1: Heat a Cup of Vinegar
Ensure that the vinegar is just below boiling hot. You can heat the vinegar in a microwave or the stove.
Step 2: Treat the Gum With Hot Vinegar
Dip an old toothbrush in the cup with hot vinegar and scrub the gum with it. The chewing gum will soften and come off the fabric. Keep dipping and rubbing the brush until all the gum is out. Reheat the vinegar, if necessary.
Step 3: Wash Off the Vinegar
Pour 2 drops of liquid detergent on the area affected by the chewing gum. You can try Surf Excel Matic Liquid as it leaves no residue (like powders do) as being a liquid it dissolves completely in water. Gently scrub with your fingertips and rinse off the detergent with cold water. Let the garment air dry.
You can also use a hairspray to remove chewing gum from clothes. Simply grab the
patch where the chewing gum is stuck to your clothing item. Spray hairspray directly onto the gum. It will harden the gum. The hardened gum should come off easily. Now, just scrape it off using a butter knife or a spoon. Then wash off the residue hairspray on your garment using an effective laundry detergent.
The next time you find gum stuck to your child's new shirt, don't panic. You know
what you should do.
Note the type of fabric before employing any of the gum-removing techniques. For
example, using coconut oil is the best way to remove chewing gum from synthetic