How do remove chewing gum from clothes or blankets?

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my son got chewing gum on a blanket and I don't want to wash it until I remove the gum but I don't know how to get it off without cutting it out.


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  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Sep 16, 2013
    An ice cube can be used to "harden" it up some this may allow you to remove more of the bigger pieces. Once that is done some WD40 or some goo gone type solvent. Follow up with basic laundry. The Solvents may stain ...but it is better than a hole.

  • To add to KMS~ put the blanket in the freezer for a couple hours to harden the gum then scrape off. Some say peanut butter works too. but I wouldn't want to waste that LOL. I would also try some sort of oil like vegetable or baby oil. Good luck!

  • Carly Swirtz Carly Swirtz on Sep 16, 2013
    I agree with Renee, I always put it in the freezer for a few hours and then scrape it off. I have also heard that rubbing alcohol works as well.

  • You can also get "dry ice" at most ice cream shops. They will usually sell small quantities. It will cause most sticky things to release. It would even get duct tape to not even stick to itself. Be careful handling it though, easy to get frost bite with it.

  • Laurie Rudd-steele Laurie Rudd-steele on Sep 16, 2013
    peanut butter get out gum also goo gone and you can get that at most hardware stores

  • Patricia W Patricia W on Sep 16, 2013
    Goo Be Gone is the best!

  • Joe S Joe S on Dec 22, 2013
    ugg - happened to me! Should I freeze it at then use goo gone - or use goo gone while its soft?