How do you remove Chewing Gum from Carpets?
I often get asked the question “what advice would you give on removing chewing gum from carpets”. I have read and heard of people using ice cubes to harden the gum and then cut the harden gum from the carpet, nail polish remover, peanut butter, WD40 and even warm vinegar.
Essentially there are three ways I know of for tackling chewing gum (although there maybe more).
Some manufacturers have produced equipment designed to remove chewing gum which I have never used but I believe these machines can sometimes damage carpets or leave ugly residue marks and not be that effective.
1.There are aerosols out there that freeze the gum and then you chip away at the gum to pick it of the carpet. I use to use this method many years ago but it was very slow and there was always a chance that you cut away some of the carpet too.
2.These days I use a gel remover. The method is that you first score the gum with a blade and then cover the gum with the gel and leave it to work. The gel infiltrates the gum and removes it from the carpet. I then use a terry toweling cloth to remove the gel and the gum by simply wiping it away, if there is any gum residue left I can easily remove it with a solvent spotter. For me this is not only the easiest way it is also the most effective and the safest way to remove chewing gum.
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