Video:How to Remove Gum From Clotheswith Natasha Levitan
Don't you hate it when you sit down on a chair only to find that somebody's old piece of gum is stuck to your clothes? Don't worry - these tips will help you remove that nasty gum and make your garment like new in no time.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Remove Gum From ClothesHi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com. Today I'm going to show you how to remove gum from clothing.
Items Needed to Remove Gum From ClothesYou will need:
- 1 c. ice cubes
- a plastic bag
- a knife
Pull Off the GumLetting the gum dry makes it much harder to get out later. Pull off as much as you can with your fingers. Hardening the gum by freezing it stops it from sinking deeper into the fabric. For softer fabrics like wool, pull off as much as you can, then place the garment into a plastic bag and place it in the freezer to harden the gum. This should only take a few minutes.
Freeze the Remaining GumIf it is a bulky garment, put some ice in a freezer bag and place it on the gum for a couple of minutes until it hardens. Or, take a single ice cube and rub it directly onto the gum until it becomes brittle.
Scrape Off the Frozen GumOnce the gum has hardened, try to scrape it off with a knife. You should be able to remove all of the gum in this way from tough fabrics. Once you've taken your small item out of the freezer, scrape off the gum with a knife. If that doesn't work, take a single ice cube and rub the gum with it until it is brittle then scrape it off with a knife.
The gum from both items of your clothing has been removed. Now put your clothing into a washer. And you're done!
Congratulations, and thank you for watching! To learn more visit us on the Web at homegarden.about.com