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 Anyone have ideas for getting gum out of carpet? Had gum on my shoe when I came home from the store! Bright green gum!
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Gum in carpet

posted at 1/30/2013 5:32 PM EST
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 Anyone have ideas for getting gum out of carpet? Had gum on my shoe when I came home from the store! Bright green gum!

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/30/2013 7:40 PM EST
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 Anyone have ideas for getting gum out of carpet? Had gum on my shoe when I came home from the store! Bright green gum!
Posted by vicki s


Try to use ice to freeze it then scrape it with a shape blade or putty knife. Hopefully that will work.

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/30/2013 7:42 PM EST
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Instructions

  1. Get Rid of That Gum

    • 1

      Freeze the gum. You can freeze it with ice or canned air. If you are using ice, put the ice in a zipper bag and place the bag on top of the gum. In about 15 or 20 minutes, the gum should freeze solid, and you will be able to carefully peel the gum away from the carpet. If you are using canned air (the stuff that you use to clean computer keyboards and other electronic equipment), shake the can and spray directly on the gum. The gum should become brittle. Crack the gum with a hammer and vacuum the pieces.

    • 2

      Use multi-purpose cleaners or steam cleaning. Goo-Gone is an oil based product that cuts through the stickiness. You should be able to remove the gum with a little bit of rubbing. As with all chemicals, test on a hidden part of the carpet to be sure that Goo-Gone will not discolor or otherwise ruin your carpet. You can use any of the multi-purpose cleaners on the market but be prepared to do a lot of scrubbing in order for them to work. Scrub gently so you don’t harm the carpet fibers. Be sure to test the product on a hidden section of rug to be sure that it does not discolor or otherwise ruin your carpet.

    • 3

      Steam clean your carpet. Rent a steamer if you do not have one at home. Be sure to get the cleaning solution that goes with the particular steamer. You will have to go over the gum many times to loosen it, but a steam cleaner with the proper chemicals will remove the gum from the carpet.


                        I have used Goo Gone already I bought a floor model toilet a very expensive one for $20 because it was a floor model they glued the lid on and I put the goo gone on it came right off.

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/30/2013 10:56 PM EST
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 Thank you for the hints! Hope it comes out when I do this tomorrow!

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/30/2013 10:59 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Gum in carpet:
Instructions Get Rid of That Gum 1 Freeze the gum. You can freeze it with ice or canned air. If you are using ice, put the ice in a zipper bag and place the bag on top of the gum. In about 15 or 20 minutes, the gum should freeze solid, and you will be able to carefully peel the gum away from the carpet. If you are using canned air (the stuff that you use to clean computer keyboards and other electronic equipment), shake the can and spray directly on the gum. The gum should become brittle. Crack the gum with a hammer and vacuum the pieces. 2 Use multi-purpose cleaners or steam cleaning. Goo-Gone is an oil based product that cuts through the stickiness. You should be able to remove the gum with a little bit of rubbing. As with all chemicals, test on a hidden part of the carpet to be sure that Goo-Gone will not discolor or otherwise ruin your carpet. You can use any of the multi-purpose cleaners on the market but be prepared to do a lot of scrubbing in order for them to work. Scrub gently so you don’t harm the carpet fibers. Be sure to test the product on a hidden section of rug to be sure that it does not discolor or otherwise ruin your carpet. 3 Steam clean your carpet. Rent a steamer if you do not have one at home. Be sure to get the cleaning solution that goes with the particular steamer. You will have to go over the gum many times to loosen it, but a steam cleaner with the proper chemicals will remove the gum from the carpet.                         I have used Goo Gone already I bought a floor model toilet a very expensive one for $20 because it was a floor model they glued the lid on and I put the goo gone on it came right off.
Posted by gale g


 Gale that was a good deal you got on the toilet! I've bought floor models twice. One was a BBQ and the other was a TV. Wasn't sorry either time.

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/30/2013 11:44 PM EST
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That Goo-Gone is great stuff for a lot of things.

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/31/2013 9:49 AM EST
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i bought my washing machine as a floor model when montgomery wards went out of business
paid under 100. for it      although it did not have the 'right' tub       it was a deluxe model   mine had gone out and so i took it home  thinking if i had to replace it in a few yrs it would still have been a good bargain

i'm still using it and never had any problems      close to 15 yrs or so

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/31/2013 3:54 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Gum in carpet :  Gale that was a good deal you got on the toilet! I've bought floor models twice. One was a BBQ and the other was a TV. Wasn't sorry either time.
Posted by vicki s


I know my DIL was working there and also got her employee discount which made it $20.The toilet was made by Jacuzzi,so now I can say I have a Jacuzzi then everyone will think it's a hot tub! lol!

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/31/2013 4:02 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Gum in carpet : I know my DIL was working there and also got her employee discount which made it $20.The toilet was made by Jacuzzi,so now I can say I have a Jacuzzi then everyone will think it's a hot tub! lol!
Posted by gale g


 Have you ever been in a jacuzzi? I've never seen one except on TV. Like the jacuzzi joke! :)

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/31/2013 7:53 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Gum in carpet :  Have you ever been in a jacuzzi? I've never seen one except on TV. Like the jacuzzi joke! :)
Posted by vicki s


No never.Hubby and I had been talking about going to Amish country.They have real nice cabins there with hot tubs and fire places.Unfortunately that will not happen now.My son and DIL stayed there a week for their honeymoon and want to go back.

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/31/2013 9:07 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Hi VICKI S;

Years ago we used either  ice cubes to  allow the gum to harden &  crack also baby  oil to help the gum slip  off the carpet fibers; then you have to get the oil out t; GOOD LUCK  w/ this problem

Re: Gum in carpet

posted at 1/31/2013 11:36 PM EST
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 The gum came out with Goo Gone & shampooing the spot. That stuff works wonders! Thanks for the ideas everyone.

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