Chewing gum can quickly get stuck on a piece of furniture of fabric. But how to get rid of it?
Here’s how to clean gum from common surfaces and areas, the right way.
Gum on fabric and tissue
Cool down the affected area with an ice cube. If the victim is a pair of pants or other clothing, you can place it directly in the freezer. Chewing gum will harden and become brittle.
Scrape it gently off with your fingernail or a dull knife. Then, moisten the stain with some lemon juice. Leave it on for a few minutes, then scrub it with a sponge and some soapy water.
Gum on natural or synthetic fur
Use an ice cube on the surface to be washed, then clean with a dry sponge.
Soak the sponge with a mild detergent. Gently rub the area until no residue remains. Be careful not to tear the fur when you remove the remnants of the gum.
Let everything dry in the open air.
Gum on wood
Remove most of the gum with your fingernails. Then, gently rub the stain with a cotton ball soaked with water and soap.
Finally, rinse with water, let dry, then wax the wood as you normally would.
Gum on bamboo
Freeze the gum by rubbing it with an ice cube wrapped in plastic. Once it has hardened, scrape off loose particles.
Add a few drops of ammonia to some warm soapy water. Soak in a cotton ball.
Wash the area with the cotton ball. Rinse and let dry.
Gum on leather
Try rubbing the gum with a mixture of 2/3 water and 1/3 rubbing alcohol.
Dry and clean with cleansing milk to nourish and soften the leather.
Gum in hair
If you ever get some gum stuck to your hair, no need to panic. Wet the area, then rub it with a little bit of body wash. Then wash your hair normally. That should do the trick.