How do I remove gum?

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My daughter fell asleep with bright green gum in her mouth and it got stuck on her new sheets. I've tried freezing them and could only get a small amount off. Even if the color stains at least it won't be sticky. How do I remove gum from fabric?

Thank you, Shellie


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  • Loi10083895 Loi10083895 on Oct 10, 2018

    Rub area with salad oil then hold under stream of hot water. Peanut butter works also. Rub with little brush if necessary. Wash area affected with Dawn dish soap.

  • Beth Beth on Oct 10, 2018

    I've had good luck with Goo Gone in situations like this. Let it dry out and scrape off as much gum as you can. Then rub the remaining area with Goo Gone.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 10, 2018

    Hi Shellie. I'm Cindy. You can remove the gum by using peanut butter. Smear the p butter over the gum. You might have to rub it in to get the gum to soften up. Once the gum is gone, you may have a stain left from the oil in the peanut butter. Liquid dish soap will remove that oil. I hope this info helps you. Good luck to you.

  • I have also had good luck with hair spray. I would just use something cheap and see if It helps. Good luck.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 10, 2018

    I would keep freezing then scrap off freeze scrap till it’s gone

  • Mbu31650283 Mbu31650283 on Oct 11, 2018

    I used Peanut Butter on my daughter's hair. It did removed the gum.

  • Shellie Casey-Kennedy Shellie Casey-Kennedy on Oct 15, 2018

    Thank you all very much. Great ideas I think I'm going to try cooking oil and maybe some vaseline per a neighbor. I'll let ya'll know the out come.

  • Pem11866416 Pem11866416 on Oct 15, 2018

    rub a little peanut butter on the gum, than wash..... Presto!!