Ever heard those terrible remarks from your mother on account of being careless regarding your new clothes? That sticky substance would not get off how much you try and that dreaded gum is stuck to your new clothes like forever! Don’t worry because we have the solution to all your sticky problems and these efficient tips will remove the gum without much hassle.
From many of the methods to remove the chewing gum there are a few available with us.
- Boiling Method
Boiling method is applicable using hot water to scrape off the gum with a tooth brush or a sharp object. Allow the drying of the cloth, if the gum doesn’t come off then repeat the process using the kettle’s steam. Another way is gas/petrol method. Gas helps in dissolving the gum but it needs special care since gasoline is flammable and hazardous for health.
- Freezing Method
Freezing method is useful when a freezer and plastic bag is available to remove the gum. Put the cloth in a sealed plastic bag such that the gum doesn’t stick to it and place it in the freezer for several hours. Now, peel the gum off immediately or use ice cubes if the gum can’t be scraped easily. Ironing method allows you to put the gum cloth on a cardboard piecing facing towards it. On medium heat, iron the cloth until the gum is removed and comes on the cardboard.
- Use Peanut Butter
Nobody would have ever thought of using the peanut butter to remove the gum from the cloth. Since it contains oil, use it over the gum and scrape it with a knife. In case of oil stains, use a stain remover. Vinegar method is handy and can be used at home. In a cup of hot vinegar, dip a brush and gently rub it over the gum. It works best and you can get rid of the chewing gum easily when the vinegar’s hot enough. Wash the cloth to make the cloth free from vinegar’s scent.
- Use Hair Spray
Hair spray comes under the category of laundry soap, hence helps best in wiping off the chewing gum. Spray the area of concern and use a fingernail or knife in scrapping it off and later can be washed as the cloth becomes hard from that part. Duct tape method belongs from our granny’s time period and is considered one of the easiest methods. Take a piece of duct tape, press it firmly on the gum and take it off. Repeat the process until successful.
These chewing gum removing methods can easily be applied at home, thus serve the purpose of successfully getting rid of the problem. However, hot iron and oil should be handled with care.
That sticky substance would not get off how much you try and that dreaded gum is stuck to your new clothes like forever! Donâ€™t worry because we have the solution to all your sticky problems and these efficient tips will remove the gum without much hassl