What can I say, this is a sticky situation! Maybe not as sticky as chewing gum in the hair, but gum on clothing can create an icky mess, especially if you already washed it.
Fortunately that most mothers that already faced with this situation wants to share their secrets with us. Kids can do a lot of crazy stuff and sticking chewing gum in the hair or on their clothing is some of them.
Anyhow, you should know that removing gum from clothing isn’t as bad as it looks, but if you don’t treat stuck gum properly you can make the stain look even worse.
Thanks to these simple methods, you will be able to remove chewing gum from clothing, you just need some inexpensive household items.
- Ice cubes
- Butter knife
Steps to follow:
- First, harden the gum by rubbing it with some ice cubes. It will also work if you put the clothing item in the freezer for half an hour.
- The next move is to scrape the gum, at least most of it, with a butter knife. Be careful not to cut the fabric.
- Apply WD-40 over the remaining chewing gum and rub it quickly between your hands. The next quick move is to wash the clothing item right away at the normal washing cycle.