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5 Ways to Remove Gum from Carpet

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Gum is one of the trickiest substances to get out of carpet due to how sticky and expandable it is it can grab on to each individual fiber of the carpet. If you ever find yourself in a sticky situation there are 5 tried-and-true ways to remove gum successfully with little effort.

1. WD-40

Spray a generous amount on the gum stain. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then wipe the stain in the same direction. After a little bit of wiping the gum should be gone leaving nothing behind showing it was there.

2. Vinegar

Put a generous amount on the gum stain. Let the stain soak in the vinegar. Then wipe away gently at the spot until it is wiped away.

3. Hairspray

Spray a generous amount on the gum. Wait for the hairspray/gum to harden. Once hardened it should be able to be picked right out of the carpet best suggest to use a butter knife to scrape the gum away.

4. Ice

Place one to two ice cubes on the gum. Wait for the gum to freeze/harden. Once the gum has hardened you will be able to scrape the gum away with a butter knife.

5. Toothpaste

Apply toothpaste to the gum. The tooth paste should break down the stickiness. Once the gum is no longer sticky from the active ingredients in toothpaste it should be able to be removed without problem.

There are many other ways to remove gum from carpet these are the just the few that have been proven as the more efficient as well as none damaging options. No longer fear the sticky mess that gum leaves as long as you have these few tricks up your sleeve!

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