How do I get old gum off of a carpet?

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  • Bijous Bijous on Oct 05, 2017
    Freeze it. Put an ice pack on it until it's hard and brittle. You can then scrape it up. No ice pack? Put ice cubes in a plastic bag. Good luck!
  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Oct 05, 2017
    Freeze it with an ice cube to get as much of the gum off as you can. Then place a piece of a brown paper bag over the gum and use an iron to go over the residue to pick up the remaining bits of gum. Use a clean section of the paper bag each time you go over the gum residue. This method transfers the gummy residue to the paper bag. FYI, you can use the same method to remove wax from fabric.
  • CK CK on Oct 05, 2017
    If it's realllllly embedded into the carpet, and the ice method doesn't work, you might have to get down there with a little scissors and verrrry carefully cut out a few of the carpet strands to remove the gum. I had a few spots of unknown substance on our carpet when we moved in that I couldn't get rid of. Had to resort to this rather " minuscule surgery". You have to be reallly careful if you do this and it won't work with some weaves of carpeting.
  • Sally-Charles Evans Sally-Charles Evans on Oct 05, 2017
    If those don't do the trick try WD-40! It takes gum out of nearly anything.
  • Susan Susan on Oct 05, 2017
    Goo gone works spray on let set for a bit then try and scrape off when done clean with a little dawn dish soap to remove oily residue... If it is a pile carpet and if it is not all the way down into the fibers you could trim with scissors and it probable would not show.
  • Christine Runyon Christine Runyon on Oct 05, 2017
    Freeze it with lots of ice cubes, it will be wet, but then you can pick it out.
  • Sto9987562 Sto9987562 on Oct 05, 2017
    Useing ice, in a plastic bag, lay it on top of the gum, scrape it once it’s kind of frozen. Vac it up. continue the process until the gum is gone
  • Kate Kate on Oct 05, 2017
    Peanut butter is supposed to work, too. Work it into the gum to loosen it up.
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