Chewy and sticky, chewing gum is a fashion disaster waiting to happen. If you are unlucky enough to get some stuck on your garment, all is not lost. You can get rid of chewing gum stains with a few little tricks and some help from Tide.
Freeze the Gum:The first thing to do is apply something cold. You can remove chewing gum more easily when it's frozen, so stick your garment in the freezer or hold an ice cube onto it for 30 seconds or more. Once the gum is hard, just peel it off by hand.
Pour:Pour Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid directly onto the chewing gum stain, and make sure you completely cover it. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.
Dose:You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Effective Stain Removal on a Variety of Stains
A chewing gum is hard to remove, but it's not the only tough stain out there. Candy stains can also pose stain-removal problems. The good news is that Tide can tackle the toughest laundry challenges. With a few of our tips and tricks, you can get even the most stubborn stains out of your favorites.