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Heat some white vinegar in the microwave. pour some on the gum. Go get a toothbrush and brush it out. Save yourself the time of reading any further. It took me 30 seconds to get a big wad of nicorrette out of my jeans. There are a lot of posts that suggest freezing it or rubbing peanut butter into it or both. With all sincerity, trust me, the vinegar and toothbrush works perfectly.
I removed gum from my daughters sweatshirt and It worked great! I have to admit at first I was skeptical, but after a little work with the toothbrush, it came right out. Thank you!
My son got gum and I mean alot of gum on his new shirt. So I got the peanut butter out and started removing it, but it was taking along time so got online and tried the hot vinegar and tooth brush. Let me tell you, it worked great 2 minutes and the gum. Thanks
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't say it enough! I was about to launder a brand new silk texture polyester dress when I found two chunks of dried up chewing gum stuck to the inside back of the dress. The dress was the last one on clearance so no chance of exchanging it. Luckily for me I found this tip first in my online search. Heated 1/4 cup of white vinegar for 20 seconds in the microwave and used the toothbrush to remove the dried gum in a couple minutes. I was amazed! And grateful:)
This was a life saver. Brand new deer hunting coat for 12 year old son had gum on it. I knew I could get it out but didn't want to leave an oily stain using the product I had on hand. Vinegar is my #1 favorite household cleaner & this was a great find to add to my list of things it does.
Works like a charm! Not even 30 seconds gum is out all together! Thank you! Thank you!
Brilliant. Got a gum stain out of a Zara mac in less than a minute. Awesome!
thankyou so much i was getting to the point of throwing away my jumpsuit after week on the freezer
The hot vinegar with the toothbrush Works fantastically
Awesome! Thanks for this great one. It works really well. The hotter the vinegar, the better. :-D
She's absolutely right - hot vinegar and a toothbrush worked like a charm! Thank you!
This worked so well I couldn't believe my eyes. I had washed the gum in the pocket of my jacket and dried it. I was ready to throw the jacket away until I tried this! Gum gone! Unbelievable. Thanks for much for the secret.
I tried hot vinegar and a toothbrush and it doesn't work. It gets the main gum out but not all of it.
But I didn't see the gum till after I washed my sheet. Then I re-washed using shout and the Tide pod as usual too. Now I am still left with gum residue. Is it still ok to use your remedy here?
Thank you! This really worked!
This hot vinegar tip was amazing for removing gum from clothing! There was gum smeared over a few inches of a pair of Dickies pants, and pretty much ground into the fabric from picking at it and trying to remove it with the ice trick. Then I tried the hot vinegar - heated up a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, poured over the gum spots, and gently scrubbed with an old toothbrush for about a minute. It got it all out! Then I hand washed the pants and they look brand-new! So thankful for this tip :)
I have found Lestoil works to remove chewing gum. I would assume that it would work on clothing as well as my daughter dropped her chewing gum on her bed sheet.
By Norma L. from Pataskala, Ohio
I used to use Lestoil to remove grease stains from clothing, Boy did that work great, I lived in the south (Memphis, Tn) when I did this. I now live In Minnesota and cannot find the product. Can anyone help me?
If you have a dollar general market, look for the product MD 30. It is in with the stain removers.
WoW! I was ready to throw out my son's pants with set in (or should I say SAT in) gum. Lestoil worked great. I live in Canada and also find it difficult to find, but when I do I buy in bulk. Try Home Depot. My friend told me about Lestoil taking out grease stains from clothing and it works great too. You will probably need to launder your items twice though if you don't want the strong Lestoil smell to linger.
To remove bubble gum, put ice on to freeze it, comes right off.
This is a guide about cleaning bubblegum on a fur coat. Removing bubblegum from a fur coat needs to be done carefully.
Finally, we tried Goof Off and it work great! We were able to get every last bit off his uniform (there was a lot!). He was ready for his first belt test with a sparkling clean uniform.
By Jess from Hillsboro, OR
This has worked for me. If small item of clothing, put into a zipper freezer bag and pop into freezer to harden up. Pull off gum. If there is a stain residue, and the garment is washable, rub dish liquid into the stain to pre-treat it before laundering. If this is leather, suede or silk, better to take it to a dry cleaner and point out the problem to them.
To get gum out of clothes, put ice cube on it until the gum freezes and it will crumble off when scratching it.
Source: my grandmother taught me this.
By Laurie from Elm Creek, Nebraska
To remove chewing gum or candle wax from a tablecloth, a couch, or carpeting, gently rub the gum or wax with Ziplock bag filled with ice cubes until the substance hardens.
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I was riding the bus and my friend told me that there was gum on my jacket. When I got home I told my mom to wash my jacket and she did, but the gum didn't come out. What should I do about it? Thanks.
By Nikki C.
Put peanut butter on it and then wash. I have tried this and it worked very well. Don't put the item in the dryer until you see if there is an oil mark, and if so just treat as usual.
You might be able to find a product these that will get it out and be safe on your jacket. Maybe a variation of Goo-Gone. Check your hardware store.
The other way is to stick your jacket in the freeze or ice the gum until it hardens THEN pick at it. Re-freeze and repeat until done. This might sound tedious but it's the way it's been done since gum was first chewed.
Put ice on the spot where the gum is and it will freeze it and make it easier for you to peel it off.
Try the freezer and/or ice method first (it really does work well) but if the jacket was washed in hot water and/or placed in the dryer the gum residue might have permanently seeped into the fabric. Call a couple of dry cleaners, explain what happened and ask them if they know of a way/product that might remove it.
Also, I hope you "asked" and didn't "tell" your mom to wash it because she's not your slave. And if you're older than about ten years old you're old enough to learn how to and do your own laundry. By that age I was doing the washing and ironing for the entire family every Saturday and that was in the day before permanent press fabrics where even the pillow cases and table linens needed to be ironed.
I might add, that in the future, do not wash something with gum on it. Gum pieces will break off and bond to the inside of the washer and the dryer, if used, and other clothing washed with it may be ruined too. It's best to remove the gum first, before washing.
You should try being responsible and try looking up some ways to get it out cause your mom ain't gonna be there for you forever
Is it okay to wait a full 24 one day to 3 days? So like 1-3 days before doing it or will the gum dry out and peanut butter then washing it in the washing machine method won't solve it and have to use a different method?
I washed and dried a cotton blend uniform dress with gum on it. How can I remove it?
Take as much of the gum off using a dull knife or some other scraper like item, then use Goo Gone on the remainder of gum, then wash your item. In my opinion a bottle of Goo Gone should be in every home. Goo Gone is useful for thousand of sticky things. Just remember a little goes a long way.
Here is a simple but effective remedy for removing gum. Simply take an ice cube and "freeze" the gum. Remove the frozen gum with a butter knife. Repeat the process until completely gone, then launder as usual.
How do you get gum off of a shirt?
Hre's something I have done. It may sound messy, but try using plain peanut butter or veggie oil. The oil softens the gum so you can pull as much off as you can. Let it soak for about 10 minutes, rinse, then spot wash that area of the garment. Continue until all gum is removed.
I left 2 sticks of Extra Fruit Sensations Long Lasting Watermelon gum in my brand new camel colored twill jacket. It is 94% cotton, 6% spandex.
It was raining and I was in the store and when I looked down hot pink was soaking through the pocket. The gum didn't stick, so when I got home I put Spray n Wash on it and washed as instructed on the tag, wash in cold water, gentle cycle.
I went to pulled it out and the pink was still there. Not as bad, but you can still see it. I don't want to ruin my brand new, only worn once jacket. Please help ASAP. It's still wet in the washer.
By Rene' from Scotia, CA
For stains set into clothing. Rub the shaving cream into the stain without water first then proceed with water. Apply again and let set. Then throw it in the wash. The stain will be pretty much gone :) Good luck.
Try dish soap or Fels Naphtha soap. It works wonders!
Try Biz laundry detergent, in the wash. You can soak it overnight, then was as usual.
I washed my shirt and didn't realize there was gum in the pocket, so I dried it too. Well, I tried to freeze it, but that didn't work and also I took it to the dry cleaners. They said they can't get it out, but I don't think they even tried to be honest. It's silk and the gum is all over the sleeve. Do you have any suggestions? I'm so upset. I only got to wear it one time.
What you need is an old clean toothbrush and a half cup of heated not boiling white vinegar.
First scrape whatever hardened gum you can off with dull side of a butter knife.
Then use toothbrush to apply vinegar on area of gum. Working gently make small circles on the residue. This make take time. Work slowly and gently and eventually all the gum shoul' d ball up and come off. Then wash item as usual.
Cathy from MA
Forgot about gum in new jeans. Found the site, tried the ice and it took off the bulk of the gum. Tried the vinegar, which just melted and smeared. Thought of nail polish remover, which with a smooth towel and quick strokes rapidly pulled off most of the rest. Like about 99% gone. Miniscule dye from pocket fabric was seen on towel. Rinsed with soapy water and laundered.
My daughter left gum in her pocket. I washed and dried load. Some of the clothing has gum in the fabric. Does anyone have any ideas? I read WD40, butter & peanut butter but wouldn't that leave an oil stain? Thanks!
Michelle from KY
I just removed chewing gum from my night gown and my sheets today. I had already washed and dried both and decided to try something simple first. Surprise - it actually worked. I flattened out the areas where the gum was melted in, sprayed the gum with Spray n Wash, used a cool tool for scraping: my thumb nail, and it all came right off! Go figure! Good luck!
I accidently washed and dried a pack of gum with my clothes and now there are streaks and spots of gum all over them. Help!
By Amber S.
This absolutely works. It is a product called Un-du. You can get it at craft stores and I have even seen it in Lowes. This will even remove hot glue residue and will not harm fabric at all. It also unsticks photos that are stuck together or ones that need to be removed from those older photo albums. Will not harm photos either. It also removes sticker residue and those impossible to remove stickers from plastic. I have used un-du on all the above. It has never failed. Oh one more thing, I have used it to remove a postage stamp from an envelope. After it evaporates the stamp is sticky again so it can be placed on correctly. Hope this helps.
How do I get gum out of my good wool coat?
Nat from Copiague, New York
My son got gum on his basketball warm up shirt, he's picked the bulk of it off. Now it's set in the fabric. Exactly how, if even possible, am I to get it out? The quickest way please.
How do I get gum out of clothes after they have been dried?
How do you get gum from off of your sheet? My cousin was sleeping with me and this morning I found gum all over my sheets.