How To Get Gum Off Furniture | Easy Methods

How to get gum out of Furniture

Method 1: Using Compressed Air, Dishcloth, Dish Soap, and a Scraper

Step 1: spray compressed air onto the gum until the gum freezes and is no longer sticky. It is best to act quickly in order to prevent the gum from sticking permanently. Alternatively, you can use a bag of ice to freeze the gum.

Spray Liquid Soap or compressed air on the gum

Step 2: take the scraper or a butter knife to scrape off the gum as best as you can. The gum would come off in pieces so also grab a tissue to collect any pieces that fall off.

use a scraper to take the gum off

Step 3: When the gum comes off, vacuum away the remaining residue with a handheld vacuum.


Step 4: soak a cloth in warm soapy water and gently rub it over the area where the gum was stuck on the furniture. This will ensure that all remaining gum comes off completely and the surface gets cleaned. Then, dry the stain with a fan.

soaking a cloth in a warm soapy water

Method 2: Use Duct Tape

Step 1: cut off a piece of extra-strong duct tape and apply it directly to the gum stuck to the furniture. Apply pressure and once it sticks to the gum, pull it off. 

using duct tape to remove gum

Step 2: Repeat the procedure until all the gum comes off.

Method 3: Use a Microfiber Cloth and Solvent-based Tar

Step 1: take a clean microfiber cloth and spray it with a copious amount of adhesive remover or solvent-based tar.

spraying on a cloth

Step 2: Apply the cloth onto the affected area but first ensure that it does not cause discoloration by applying it to a small portion. When using it to remove the gum, apply pressure to the cloth and rub in a circular motion. This should remove the gum from the furniture.

using tar sprayed cloth to remove gum

Other guides on removing gum from carpet, clothes after being washed, dog hair, dryer, your hair, jeans.

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