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How to Remove Used Chewing Gum From a Rug

Step 1

Fill a resealable plastic bag with ice cubes. Seal the bag closed.

Step 2

Set the bag on top the gum stain and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes or until the gum has frozen and become hard. Replace the ice in the bag if necessary until the gum freezes.

Step 3

Scrape the hardened gum off the rug with a spoon or sturdy plastic knife. Refreeze the gum stain with additional ice cubes if it begins to thaw before all the gum is removed.

Step 4

Moisten a clean, white cloth with dry cleaning solvent. Dab the solvent onto the gum, then blot it with a second cloth. Repeat two or more times until the remaining gum residue and stain is removed.

Step 5

Soak a clean cloth in water. Blot the water into the rug until it is thoroughly moistened. Blot the water with a dry cloth until the rug is nearly dry.

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