how do I get gum out of my rug?

October 17, 2013 by
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Question by mrscbaumgardner: how do I get gum out of my rug?
(its already black and hard) its on a very expensive rug and no clue as to how….. its on a black rug with a little white

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Answer by warrior is a child
try some gasoline. my grandad always use it to remove stucked gums on my cousins hair.

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13 Comments on how do I get gum out of my rug?

  1. James S on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 4:31 am

    Freeze it. They make a special spray that will do this for you. Once it’s well below freezing, you can flake it off pretty easily.

  2. mr_luay1985 on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 4:34 am

    try using gasoline and rubbing it

  3. ♠UPGRADE U♠ on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 5:14 am


  4. marion r on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 5:26 am

    i heard to use an ice cube on it and pull it out never tried it yet

  5. lenshure on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 5:36 am

    Use ice to freeze it and break as much as you can off. Then after it thaws us WD40.

  6. kadie on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 5:46 am

    You could try Goo Gone. I’ve never tried on hard black gum. It did take fresh gum out of my daughters’ hair. I bought it at Wal Mart.

  7. XxItalianxX on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 6:37 am

    try bleach it..and but wut kind ur rug is?…like smooth like how?….maybe u can cut it… i don’t know what ur rug look’s despend on it..maybe wash it really hard!

  8. amy on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 7:31 am

    try using wd-10 or wd-30

  9. diana b on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 8:13 am

    peanut butter is the best for gum and safe enough for a childs hair

  10. still.waters on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 8:45 am

    Try gently rubbing some pure eucalyptus oil into the gum mass, leave it to soften for a while, then carefully scrape it of with the back of a kitchen knife. White spirit should take away any residue. After it is dry, use a comb to bring the web nap back into form. Good for getting it out of kids hair as well, safe and I find pleasant to the nose,,, just be very careful not to get it into eyes and other tender places.

  11. stargirllll4311 on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 8:46 am

    Use creamy peanut butter. You may want to re-constitute the gum by heating it up with a hair dryer first so it becomes pliable again. Try to get the peanut butter underneath the hard gum and gradually work between the gum and the rug pile. After you get the gum off, dab up the oil spot left by the peanut butter with a wet rag that has a little dish soap in it. Good luck!

  12. Samantha G on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 9:31 am

    I would try peanut butter first and if that doesn’t work you should go to the store and buy the thing that freezes warts of and use it on the gum that would probably work it worked for my gramma

  13. grannyhuh on Thu, 17th Oct 2013 9:47 am

    WD-40. It’ll make it soft and you can pull it right up off your rug. It took asphalt off my carpet that someone ding-a-ling walked through and then tracked through onto my carpet. Hope it works for your rug.

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