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Gum. Tips to remove Gum stains on clothes and fabric

Gum can be difficult to remove if you havenít found it for a while or if it has gone through the dryer. Use these tips to get gum out of fabrics and clothes easily.

If the gum is fresh and still soft, you can usually pick at it with your fingers and get most all of it off with no problems.

If the gum is a little older, you can use ice to harden the gum and then pick off the gum from the fabric. Scrape off the gum that is on the fabric using your fingers or a butter knife but try not to stretch out the material too much.

Using a pre treatment spray or stain stick you can work out the gum from the fabric because of the oil like substance in the pre treatment, helping to loosen the gum from the fabric.

If you have any gum remaining in the fabric, apply a generous amount of clear liquid laundry detergent. Rub the area with a soft scrub brush or old toothbrush. This will work out any remaining gum on the fibers of your material.

Repeat if needed to remove any remaining gum, and then launder as usual.

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