Apparel/Fabrics

Apply ice to harden stain. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on absorbent paper towel or clean cloth. Sponge with a commercial fabric/upholstery cleaner. Change absorbent material as it picks up stain. Let dry. Launder.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always read the care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Carpet

Blended Fibers, Hemp, Lute, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool

  1. Cut a hole in a piece of cardboard the size of the gum. Use the cardboard as a shield to prevent freezing the carpet or scattering pieces of frozen gum. Put an ice cube in a plastic bag and place over gum until it becomes hard or frozen. Carefully scrape the gum and residue from the carpet.
  2. Clean any remaining gum with lacquer thinner or dry-cleaning solvent. * Use a clean white pad apply the lacquer thinner or solvent being careful not to get the carpet backing wet. Follow with a laUi prewash product and rinse. Blot dry.
  3. If stain remains, make a Dry Spotter by combining 1 part coconut oil or mineral oil and 8 parts liquid dry-cleaning solvent. Apply the Dry Spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the Dry Spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed. Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Keep the stain and pad moist with the Dry Spotter.
  4. If stain remains, reapply the Dry Spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad moistened with the Dry Spotter. Check the stain every 5 minutes and press hard against the stain when you are checking. Continue the alternate soaking and pressing until all the stain has been removed. Sponge lightly with the dry-cleaning solvent' and allow to dry.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chi Idren. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.

Hard Surface Floors

Resilient

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum, being careful not to gouge the surface.
  2. If there is a residue, rub the stain with a cloth dipped in a commercial dry-cleaning solvent. Wipe very carefully, then rub with extra fine (#0000) steel wool. Sponge the area with clear water and dry. The surface may require waxing. 

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Do not use steel wool on vinyl.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chi Idren.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Tile, Wood (Painted, Polyurethaned, Stained)

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum. Be careful not to damage the stained product's surface.
  2. With a clean cloth dipped in warm sudsy water, wipe the surface until all traces of the gum have been removed. Rinse well and wipe dry.

Wood (Oiled, Varnished)

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum hardens. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatular, to scrape away the gum. Take special care in removing the hardened gum. You do not want to remove any of the finish from the surface.
  2. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Wipe dry immediately and polish or wax to return original luster to the wood.

Furniture

Aluminum, Plastic, Vinyl

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum, being careful not to damage the surface.
  2. With a clean cloth dipped in warm sudsy water, wipe the surface unti' all traces of the gum have been removed. Rinse well and wipe dry.

Bamboo, Cane, Wicker

Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or edge of a plastic credit card. Wipe with a cloth dipped in a solution of warm sudsy water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Rinse well, using a clean cloth dipped in clear water and wrung almost dry. Allow to dry.

Wood

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum, being careful not to remove any of the finish.
  2. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Wipe dry immediately and polish or wax to return original luster to the wood.

Upholstered Furniture

Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool

  1. Put an ice cube in a plastic bag and place over gum until it becomes hard or frozen. Carefully scrape the gum and residue from the fabric.
  2. If stain remains, sponge the area using a small amount of a commercial dry-cleaning solvent.' Blot well using an absorbent material.
  3. If stain remains, make a Dry Spotter by combining 1 part coconut oil or mineral oil and 8 parts liquid dry-cleaning solvent. Apply the Dry Spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the Dry Spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed. Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Keep the stain and pad moist with the Dry Spotter. Sponge well using a dry-cleaning solvent.
  4. If stain remains, reapply the Dry Spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad moistened with the Dry Spotter. Check the stain every 5 minutes and press hard against the stain when you are checking. Continue the alternate soaking and pressing until all the stain has been removed. Sponge thoroughly with the dry-cleaning solvent' and allow to dry

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.

Leather

Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum hardens. Carefully scrape away excess gum, using the dull edge of a table knife or the edge of a plastic credit card. Mix a solution of a mild soap (not detergent) in lukewarm water. Swish to create a great volume of suds. Apply only the foam to the leather. With a sponge or cloth gently scrub until gum residue is removed. Rinse, using a clean sponge dipped in clear water. Dry with a clean soft cloth. Follow with an application of a commercial leather conditioner to restore the I uster to the leather and make it supple.

Walls And Ceilings

Paper (Plastic Coated, Vinyl-fabric Backed, Paper Backed, Solid)

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum, being careful not to gouge the surface.
  2. If there is a residue, rub the stain with a cloth dipped in a commercial dry-cleaning solvent.' Wipe very carefully, then rub with extra fine (#0000) steel wool. Sponge the area with clear water and pat dry, or blot to remove all excess moisture. The surface may require waxing .

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Do not use steel wool on vinyl.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Wood (Painted, Stained), Paneling (Painted, Stained)

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum, being careful not to damage the surface. With a clean cloth dipped in warm sudsy water, wipe the surface until all traces of the gum have been removed. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Wipe dry immediately and polish or wax to return original luster to the wood.

Other/interior

Acrylic Plastic, Ceramic Glass, Corelle, Fiberglass, Plastic, Enamel

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum, being careful not to damage the surface.
  2. With a clean cloth dipped in warm sudsy water, wipe the surface until all traces of the gum have been removed. Rinse well and wipe dry.

Exterior Surfaces

Porches, Decks, Patios: Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum becomes hard or frozen. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatula, to scrape away the brittle gum. Be careful not to damage the stained product's surface.
  2. With a clean cloth dipped in warm sudsy water, wipe the surface until all traces of the gum have been removed. Rinse well and wipe dry.

Wood

  1. Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and hold over gum until gum hardens. Use a dull tool, such as the blade of a table knife or a metal spatular, to scrape away the gum. Take special care in removing the hardened gum.
  2. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stained area. Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water. Wipe dry.