How to remove chewing gum from clothes?

The eternal battle between clothes and chewing gum. Worry not, because here come the best methods to save your clothes from sticky disasters. Write these tricks down, because they will become your new best friends!

1. The frozen
jeans in the freezer

  1. Freezing : Place your garment in a plastic bag and let it rest in the freezer for 4-5 hours. The freeze causes the gum to harden, making it much easier to remove.
  2. Removal : When removing the garment, work quickly! Use a blunt knife or spoon to gently scrape away the hardened gum.
  3. Finishing : If any residue remains, a hair dryer can help. Warm the area over low heat to soften the residue, then scrape it off.

2. Vinegar

  1. Pretreatment : Soak a cloth in white vinegar and place it over the gum area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Removal : Use an old toothbrush to brush away the gum. The vinegar breaks down the gum, making it easier to remove.
  3. Aftercare : Rinse the area with cold water to remove the vinegar residue.

3. Hair spray

  1. Application : Spray a generous amount of hairspray directly onto the gum. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  2. Removal : After the hairspray has set the gum, gently scrape it off with a spoon or blunt knife.
  3. Aftercare : Wash the garment as usual to remove the hairspray residue.

4. Oily dissolution
wd40coconut oil

  1. Choice of oil : Use vegetable oil, coconut oil or peanut butter. These fats help break down the texture of the gum.
  2. Application : Gently rub the oil or butter onto the gum until it begins to loosen.
  3. Aftercare : Wash the garment as usual, but maybe with a little extra detergent to make sure all the oil is removed.

5. Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil bottle

  1. Use : Drop 5-7 drops of eucalyptus oil directly on the chewing gum and let it work for 10 minutes.
  2. Removal : Gently scrape or brush away the gum. The properties of eucalyptus oil break down the consistency of the gum, making removal easier.
  3. Aftercare : Wash the garment to ensure that the oil is completely gone.
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