Remove chewing gum – effective tricks

Removing chewing gum

Mishaps happen again and again. So it also happens that the chewing gum lands on the clothes or in the hair. Removing chewing gum, however, is quite simple. We show how!

Generally, chewing gum is much easier to remove when it has hardened. However, before you try in vain to scrape off the chewing gum with your fingers, you better use the following home remedies. 

Removing chewing gum – this is how you get it out of your clothes 

Removing chewing gum from jeans

Dishwashing liquid:

Simply rub some dishwashing liquid onto the stain and then soak the whole thing in warm water for about an hour. Then simply scrape the gum off with a knife. Finally, the garment can be washed as usual. 


A secret trick with a wow effect! It may sound strange, but it works wonders. Put the dry garment in the freezer for about half an hour. This way, the chewing gum hardens properly and you can crumble it easily afterward. 

Blotting paper and iron:

After the freezer method, are there still residues visible on your clothes? Don’t panic! Then use blotting paper, put it on the stain, and iron it with a hot iron. Do this until the blotting paper has absorbed all the residue. By the way, this trick also works for removing wax stains.  

Removing chewing gum – this is how the carpet becomes clean again 

Chewed gum on carpet

Ice cube method:

Putting the carpet in the freezer could be difficult, depending on its size. The alternative: ice cubes. To make sure the gum is hardened, you can place a plastic bag filled with ice cubes on the gum stain. You simply scrape off the hard gum with a knife.


The true all-rounder in the household: vinegar. Drop a little vinegar on the carpet and let it soak in for a few minutes. The chewing gum will come off the carpet and can be removed with a soft kitchen towel. By the way: Other stains don’t stand a chance with vinegar essence either. 

Removing chewing gum – this will clean upholstery and car seats. 

Ice spray:

Apply ice spray to the chewing gum stain, wait until it hardens and you can remove the gum with a knife. 


If there is still residue on the upholstery or car seats after the ice spray method, an eraser can help. 

Ice pack:

When cleaning upholstery, the freezer method also becomes difficult. Of course, if you don’t have ice cubes on hand, you can use a cold pack to harden the gum. 

Removing chewing gum – this is how you free your hair 

Chewing gum stuck in your hair? Don’t worry, you don’t have to reach for the scissors and give yourself a short haircut. Just reach for oily or greasy products, leave them on for a short time and then brush them out with a fine comb.

The following products will help: 

  • Butter or margarine
  • Cooking oil
  • Cream

With these tips, nothing can go wrong. Especially stain removal is not as complicated as we sometimes think, right? Even removing oil stains, removing blood stains, or removing rust stains is quite simple – if you know the right tips and tricks!

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