IT IS PAINFUL AND FRUSTRATING TO FIND GUM STUCK ON YOUR CLOTHES EVEN AFTER WASHING IT. FOLLOWING ARE A FEW TIPS TO GET RID OF THE STUBBORN GUM. ARE YOU READY TO TRY THESE METHODS TO GET GUM FREE CLOTHES?
A. CLOTH FOLDING
YOU’LL NEED TO FOLD IT DOWN TO FIT IT INTO A PLASTIC BAG OF YOUR CHOICE’S SIZE.
B. PUT THE CLOTH INSIDE A BAG
BE SURE THE GUM DOES NOT ADHERE TO THE PLASTIC BAG UNTIL CLOSING IT.
C. FREEZE THE BAG
THE GUM CAN FULLY FREEZE AND HARDEN, MAKING IT MUCH EASIER TO CLEAN.
D. PEEL THE GUM
REMOVE THE CLOTHES FROM THE PACK. IF AT ALL PRACTICABLE, DO NOT ENCOURAGE THE GUM TO WARM UP AGAIN. TO CUT THE GUM, YOU CAN USE ANY RAZOR, SUCH AS A BUTTER KNIFE OR A PAINT SCRAPER. PLACE IT BACK IN THE FREEZER IF IT DOESN’T COME OFF.
A. SOAK THE AREA WITH THE GUM IN HOT WATER
Submerge the gum-affected region in boiling water. Allow it to absorb for a few moments. Keep the clothes underwater and clean the gum off with a toothbrush or a sharp knife.
B. BLAST THE GUM WITH STEAM
The gum is blasted with steam. Place the gum-covered area near the mouth of a kettle or other pot that creates condensed steam when water is boiling in it. Before wiping the gum clean, let it absorb the steam.
C. SOAK THE CLOTHES IN BOILING VINEGAR FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Soak the clothes in boiling vinegar for a few minutes. Scrub the infected area with a toothbrush in tight circles until the gums relax. To apply a fresh soaking of the liquid, you may need to dunk the garments in the vinegar multiple times. As the toothbrush fills up with gum, make sure to wash it off.
USING PEANUT BUTTER
A. COAT THE GUM WITH PEANUT BUTTER
Using peanut butter, coat the gum. Be sure the gum is fully covered on both edges. The peanut butter’s oil should help ease the gum’s hold on your clothing.
B. KEEP THE PEANUT BUTTER FOR A MINUTE
Allow one minute for the peanut butter to sit. Allow enough time for the gum to loosen without causing too much staining on your clothes.
C. PEEL THE GUM
Using a tool with a smooth, thin surface, such as a paint scraper, pick the gum off.
D. QUICKLY RISE THE CLOTH
After using this process, wash the clothes right away. The oil in the peanut butter loosens the gum, but it can still ruin your clothes. Using a stain remover or a hard laundry detergent, then wash as soon as possible after use.