How to Remove Chewing Gum and Glue from Clothes and Hair?

How to Remove Chewing Gum and Glue from Clothes?

How to Remove Chewing gum from Clothes?

How to remove gum from clothes is a fairly common problem, especially for those who have small children at home. Small children, who have not yet mastered the art of chewing the chewing gum, end up playing with it and sticking it everywhere (but their mouths), especially on clothes.

If you think your garment is quite delicate, then it should be handled with great proficiency. Stickiness and Elasticity are the main reasons which make chewing gum difficult to remove from the clothes. And it has to be removed without leaving any traces on the clothes.

Following are the methods to remove Gum Stains from Clothes

1.   FREEZE:

First, one has to put the garment on which the chewing gum has stuck into a plastic bag, in such a way that the infected part, that is the part on which the gum is stuck is kept facing up, so that the other portion of the garment does not get stuck to the gum.

Then put this bag in the freezer. It will take at most 3 hours to freeze the gum inside the freezer. Take the bag out of the freezer and try removing the gum with the help of a knife. After removing the gum without damaging the garment with the knife, the stain has to be removed by applying the stain remover and washing the garment as usual.


How to Remove gum and Glue Stains from clothes?


Pour hot water on the affected part of the garment by placing the garment in a basin or bathroom or placing the affected portion in a tumbler holding hot water. Give some time for hot water to get soaked into the thread of the fabric and make it loose. Make sure that your hands are not burned in the process. Try to remove the gum with the help of the knife without damaging the garment. Now, apply stain remover and wash the garment as a normal washing practice. 

3.   HOT IRON:

Place the hot iron on the chewing gum stuck on the garment indirectly, in such a way that it does not stick to the iron. Take a piece of cardboard which has to be placed between the gum and the iron. The heat is transferred from the hot iron to the gum through the card board. The gum loosens up and sticks to the cardboard. Remove the left-out gum from the cloth with the knife carefully. Clean the traces with the help of stain remover and later do the normal wash.


Heat the vinegar till it boils and pour it on the affected area where the chewing gum is stuck to the cloth. After this, try to remove gum with the help of a fork or knife, apply stain remover and wash the garment as a normal wash. 


Pour a drop of spirit on the gum and slowly remove it with the help of a fork or knife. Rub the affected portion with the help of a sponge. Similar treatment can be done by the use of alcohol, more than 90% of the stains can be removed using alcohol.

Note: If by mistake it happens that the chewing gum is stuck to the hot iron, then use wax or wax candle, rub it on the hot iron plate and rub using knife and cloth, the steel plate will be cleaned as original. Hope this topic on how to remove gum from clothes must have helped you? 


Methods to Remove Chewing gum from Hair

Unlike the Chewing Gum sticking to your clothes, sticking to your hair becomes a challenging task to remove.

Treatment here to remove chewing gum stuck in hair is entirely different from chewing gum stuck on clothes, as we saw in the above case study. 

Oil products are very effective at removing chewing gum stuck in hair. If these are used on clothes they will definitely leave a stain mark on the cloth.

Olive oil and coconut oil can be used to remove gum from the hair. Gently apply the oil to the hair, keep it for 2 minutes and slightly try to slide the gum down the hair line. Comb the hair properly, apply anti grease shampoo and take a bath.


Methods to Removing glue from the Clothes

The glue being a sticky substance sticks to the garment and penetrates into the fiber. If the glue is allowed to stay and dry on the cloth for longer it leaves a permanent stain on the garment. 

Immediate application of nail paint remover at home and by gently rubbing the affected areas with the help of cotton can help remove the glue from the garment.

Mixing vinegar and the nail polish remover in warm water can also give good results and brushing the affected area with tooth brush. 

After applying this vinegar and nail polish remover, apply acetone to the glue stain wait for 15 minutes and rub it with cotton and brush, it can also fetch good results.   

Note: Try not to use this procedure with delicate fabrics, always try this first on one of the corners of the fabric to test whether this treatment damages the texture of the fabric or not and then only it should be applied to the affected area.


Advantages and Disadvantages of using home-remedies to remove stains


·         Easy and economical to use at home.

·         Readily available material at most homes.

·         Fast remedy to avoid delay, because old stains are difficult to remove.

·          Old remedies are being transferred to the next generation.


·         Possibility of damaging the garment is due to misuse of the treatment.

·         Due to nonprofessional treatment, the shine of the garment can be lost.

·         Proper handling of the chemical is important to avoid skin and eye contact.


How to Get White Clothes White

If your clothes are not as white as you want them to be, then follow the 

steps mentioned  Below, you will find a bright and sparking new band 

clothes.  For this you will need White Cloth Soap or detergent. 

What is the procedure to make  one and how to use it to wash the clothes? 

One can use this method at home. 

              1.    One part of Bleach.

              2.    Half part of Baking Soda.

             3.    Half part Lemon Juice.

             4.    Half part Vinegar (Optional) and

             5.    Water softener (optional).


Step 1. White clothes are  washed in hot water in a heavy-duty setting in washing machines, using soap or detergent.

Step 2. Before adding clothes, add bleach to the cycle, read tags on the clothes to make sure the bleach won't damage them. Hard water can make white clothes dull, adding vinegar or water Softener to your rinse cycle will soften the water.

Step 3. If the clothes are not as white as you wanted, add a little baking soda. Baking soda helps in softening the water, making the clothing whiter.

Step 4. Add lemon juice to a medium wash rinse cycle if the clothes are still not white. 

More details on the types of stains and the chemicals used to remove them can be accessed here.