How to Get Chewing Gum off Jeans

In this short guide i’m going to teach you how to get chewing gum of jeans. When chewing gum sticks on your best pair of jeans, you don’t have to stash it in the garbage bin. There are easy, quick ways to remove gum without leaving a tear on your jeans.

Here are two solutions that work fast.

  1. Freezing The Gum

Ice cubes are readily available in your home. They can help you take that gum off jeans in a few minutes. Here’s the procedure.

Freeze the gum

When frozen, gum hardens and you can yank it off without ripping your jeans apart. The easiest way to freeze the gum is stashing the jeans in a freezer. It will not only freeze the gum but also freeze the area around it so that you can pull off the gum without tearing the fabric.

To freeze it, place the jeans in a plastic paper bag. The area with the gum should not fold into the garment or it will stick somewhere else. Let the jeans stay in the freezer for about two hours.

If you don’t want to put your jeans in a freezer, use ice cubes. Ice hardens the gum and also adds moisture that makes it easy for you to rip the gum off the fabric.

Stuff a considerable number of ice cubes in a polythene bag. Place the plastic bag on the chewing gum and let it stay there for about half an hour.

Scrape it

Use the back of a knife or another blunt object to scrape the frozen gum off the jeans. Work along the grain of the fabric, and start from the edges of the gum. Scrape gently without pulling the material too much. If you’ve frozen it properly, the gum should scrape off easily.

Brush it

Remove any remaining pieces of the gum on the jeans using a brush, such as an old toothbrush. Wash the jeans the normal way once you are sure there are no pieces of gum left.

2. Using Vinegar

Vinegar is a versatile household product and its acidic composition will loosen the gum.

Pour vinegar into a bowl. You can use an ordinary kitchen bowl and measure about one and a half cups of vinegar.

Heat the vinegar in a microwave for less than a minute. Alternatively, use a stove if you don’t have a microwave. On the stove, pour vinegar into a cooking pan and heat it for about two minutes.

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