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How to Remove Gum From Carpet

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📅 January 27, 2022

⏱️2 min read

Not all chewed gum ends up in the dustbins. This sticky substance will occasionally find its way into your home, including your carpet, floor, and other surfaces.

Gum ruins the aesthetic appearance of your carpet. It also weakens and damages the carpet's fibers when forcefully removed.

Fortunately, here are the most efficient techniques for getting gum out of the carpet.

Ice Cubes Pack

Step-by-step process

  1. Get a pack of ice cubes in a plastic bag
  2. Place your ice pack on the gum stain
  3. Leave it for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Also, ensure that you do not get the carpet wet.
  4. Scrape off the gum with a scraper or similar blunt tool
  5. Gently clean off the residue remaining with a dishwashing solution
  6. Bloat the area with a dry towel and let it dry naturally.

White Vinegar

Step-by-step process

  1. In your microwave, warm ¼ cup of white vinegar in a bowl
  2. Dip a small part of the clean towel in the bowl with vinegar
  3. Dab the towel on the gum stain for a while
  4. Scrape off the gum with a butter knife
  5. Gently brush off the remaining residue with an old toothbrush


Step-by-step process

  1. Get olive oil, peanut butter, or eucalyptus oil
  2. Test your oil on a small section of your carpet to ensure it does not discolor the carpet fibers.
  3. Pour some oil onto a clean cloth
  4. Place the cloth on the gum stain
  5. Scrape off the gum
  6. Gently clean the area with the soap solution and let it dry naturally

If the gum is persistent, consider using the following two effective products to remove the gum from your carpet.

1. WD-40 Multi-Use Product with SMART STRAW SPRAYS 2 WAYS

WD-40 has hydrophobic properties which break the chewing gum stuck on your carpet. It hardens and makes it easy to break off. When the gum is hard enough, scrape it off.

WD-40 should be sprayed and left to soak in for about 5-10 minutes. Continue Scraping off the gum as you spray.

1.  WD-40 Multi-Use Product with SMART STRAW SPRAYS 2 WAYS

2. 3M Gum Remover Ready-to-Use

This product removes gum from many surfaces, including your carpet. It has a freezing action that chills sticky substances to 40-degrees.

It leaves no residue or stain on your carpet. The product has a cherry fragrance that leaves your carpet smelling fresh. Chewing gum remover also has no chemicals which affect the environment.

2. 3M Gum Remover Ready-to-Use


You can try the three natural home remedies techniques to remove gum from the carpet. Alternatively, you can use the two over-the-counter products to remove stubborn gum stains.

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