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Removing Gum From Carpet

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When chewing gum is stuck on the rug, it can be difficult to remove without a trace. This is a guide about removing gum from carpet.
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June 6, 2010

How can you remove from a carpet what appears to be a chewing gum or sticky type substance?

By James from Philadelphia, PA

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June 7, 20100 found this helpful

You might want to try icing it down with ice cubes until it's frozen and hard and then try scraping it up.

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

Try dabbing with peanut butter and let sit. The oil absorbs the gumminess and it usually comes right up.

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September 13, 20060 found this helpful

I came home to find a big wad of white gum stuck to my new dark, wool rug. Any ideas on how to remove it safely?

Maura from Wellfleet, MA


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September 15, 20060 found this helpful

Try WD-40, it's oil based and works wonders on gum. It washes out well also, just use soap and water. I usually spray some on the area and then spray some on a washrag, working the gum towards the tops of the carpet fibers to remove.

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