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How to remove chewing gum or chewing gum removal

To facilitate removal, harden the gum by rubbing it with a piece of ice wrapped in plastic. Or, put the gum stained article in a plastic bag in the freezer until the gum hardens. Use a dull-edged implement to scrape away as much gum as possible.

To remove any remaining stain from a wall, a floor, or furniture, wipe the area with cleaning fluid, mineral spirits, or turpentine (use a detergent solution on asphalt tile).

To clean a gum stain from fabric, place the spot facedown on a clean absorbent cloth or paper towel: rub it lightly with a cloth soaked in cleaning fluid. Keep repositioning the stain as you work so that it is always on a clean area of the blotter beneath.