How can you remove chewing gum from textiles, hair and pavements?
Should chewing gum get stuck, we offer the following advice:
Place clothing in freezer. The chewing gum gets hard and can easily be removed. Alternatively, a solvent may be used, but remember to check whether the material tolerates the treatment.
Place ice cubes on the chewing gum until it becomes hard and can be scraped off with a knife. A solvent may also be used, but as with all materials, please remember to check whether the material tolerates the treatment.
Remove the chewing gum with the special cool spray used by sports people or an oil spray available from carpet specialists.
Use cooking oil, baby oil, massage oil, etc. to remove the chewing gum. You don't need to cut the hair!
Hard floors or pavements
Remove the gum using a firm scraper. In extreme cases, an oil spray may be employed. High-pressure cleaners have been developed for the removal of chewing gum to be used by local authorities and institutions. It is also a useful tool for removing grafitti, etc. from streets and alleys.