How to Remove Chewing Gum Stains


It's fun now, but gum stains can really burst your bubble.“It’s fun now, but gum stains can really burst your bubble.David De Lossy/Getty Images

A stick of gum can be relaxing and calming. Of course, that peaceful state of mind­ may end with a sticky stain. When that happens, here’s some advice to chew on.

When you get into sticky situations with chewing gum, use the above tips to get you out of them.

After you identify the affected material, follow the steps on these pages to get rid of that gum stain:

  • Fabrics such as Acetate, Acrylic Fabric, Burlap, Carpet/Synthetic, Carpet/Wool, Cotton, Fiberglass, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Rayon, Silk, Spandex, Triacetate and Wool
  • Household surfaces such as Acrylic Plastic, Aluminum, Asphalt, Paint/Flat, Paint/Gloss, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Vinyl Clothing
  • Bamboo and Cane
  • Felt
  • Fur
  • Leather
  • Linoleum, Vinyl Tile and Vinyl Wallcovering
  • Suede
  • Wood

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