Cleaning instructions vary for bed comforters. Some are washable, while those with ornamentation require dry cleaning. Chewing gum contains several ingredients that can be hard to remove from a comforter. Artificial dyes, sugars and polymers make selecting a cleaner difficult. Peanut butter is a popular remedy, but will potentially create more mess. A simple method involves ice and household staples to remove the gum.
Things You'll Need
- Plastic spoon
- 1 tsp dish soap
- 1 cup warm water
- Citrus based solvent or BenGay
- Hair dryer
- Polyethylene food wrap
- Warm water
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Cool gum with an ice cube. When the gum is cold to the touch and begins to harden, scrape it off with a plastic spoon.
Apply one teaspoon of extra strength BenGay, or blot with a citrus solvent.
Heat the residue with a hair dryer.
Place the polyethylene food wrap over the gum. Scrape and lift the gum off with your fingers. The plastic will act as a barrier to collect the gum.
Mix one teaspoon dish soap and one cup of warm water. Blot the solution on the gum.
Rinse the affected area with warm water.