Chewing gum not only refreshes the breath and cleanses the oral cavity, but also sticks to clothes, shoes, furniture and gets confused in the hair. In these cases, gum turns into a real problem. About how to solve it, and will be discussed in this article.
Although a person is not from the subcutricry of gum, he always loved to chew. It is known that even in ancient Greece they chewed the resin of a mastic tree to refresh their breath and cleanse the oral cavity. In the 16th century, the Europeans replaced the resin for chewing tobacco. And the first semblance of modern chewing gum appeared in the middle of the XIX century.
Since then, the gum has firmly entered the daily life of people. According to the International Association of Chewing Gum (and there is such!), the average American consumes 182 packages of Babble Gama per year, the Briton-125, German-102, Chinese-20. Russians are not lagging behind – 84 packs of mint pads for 12 months per person.
It is possible to argue to hoarse whether such consumption is justified from the point of view of the health of the teeth, but one thing is undeniably one thing: gum brings a lot of problems if it sticks to clothes or shoes or even more confused in the hair.
We conducted a “spectral analysis” of the methods of removing chewing gum and are ready to introduce them to you in our review.
How to get rid of chewing gum in your hair
Those who have children know: if the gum has got into the hair, then the “creative” haircut for the child is provided. (The procedure, as a rule, is associated with screams and whims of child.) But do not rush to take on the scissors, because there are other, less radical methods.
Peanut paste and vegetable oils
If the chewing gum has not yet dried up, it can be removed from the hair with arachy paste. To do this, you need to take a cream -shaped paste without adding pieces of peanuts (that is, not CRUNCHY). Then apply with your fingers or with a toothbrush paste on a gum sticking to your hair. The latter absorbs the oil contained in the paste, will become elastic and illipot – it can easily be combed out of the hair of combing. Excess pasta should be removed with a towel and washed the head in the usual way.
Hair gum removal with arachyis pasta
Vegetable oils also work in a similar way: olive, sunflower and others. But the effect is even better: when the gum softens, it quickly removes with her hands. See for yourself:
Hair silicone drops
Typically, girls use these drops to combat brittle and split hair ends. They are produced, as a rule, in the form of a spray. But few people know that they can be used to remove chewing gum from the hair. To do this, apply drops to chewing gum and wait 1-2 minutes. Then comb the elastic band from the hair and wash your head.
Hair gum removal with silicone spray
Vaseline and mayonnaise
Vaselin is in a first -aid kit in almost any house. Therefore, this method can be attributed to publicly available. They need to lubricate the hair around the adhering chewing gum, as well as the comb, which you plan to combine the elastic band. It is believed that the chewing gum will quickly slip off the hair.
Hair gum removing with petroleum jelly or mayonnaise
Also mayonnaise belongs to public income. The principle of application is the same.
Aerosol for removing glue and WD-40
Aerosol to remove glue is used to cleanse the glue base when extensing nails. But it is no less effective in the fight against chewing gum stuck in the hair. To do this, spray with a spray andit into it with your fingers. Then remove the gum from the hair with a paper towel and wash your head.
In addition, you can use WD-40. Read about how to do this in an article on unusual methods of using this drug.
If in the case of vegetable oils, the essence of the method is to soften the gum, then the reverse principle here: the elastic band is frozen so that it easily chipped off the hair. To do this, take an ice cube and attach it to the gum for 10-15 minutes. This time should be enough for the elastic to freeze;Then it can be easily broken and removed from the hair with small pieces.
Hair gum removal with ice
Another available tool is food soda. You need to cook the paste from it: 1-2 tablespoons of soda for 1-2 teaspoons of water. This pasta is applied to the “affected” area of the hair and waited until it dries. Then you should comb the elastic band and wash your head.
Toothpaste, tooth elixir and hand cleaner
The pea paste should be applied to the gum andit until the elastic band begins to clean off the hair. Add paste if necessary.
Among the hygiene products that are effective in the fight against chewing gum in the hair are also a handleor for hand (it needs to be rubbed into an adhering pull) and rinser for the oral cavity (they need to rinse the hair after the cleanser). After about 5 minutes, the chewing gum will fall off.
Moisten a cotton pad with vodka or other strong alcohol and carefully treat them with a place where the chewing gum stuck. In a minute, the elastic band should begin to move away from the hair. After the procedure, wash your head with shampoo.
How to get rid of chewing gum on clothes
You walk around the park, sit on a bench … and get “hello” from fellow citizens in the form of chewing gum adhering to jeans. As a rule, simple washing does not save from this “infection” – you have to either give a thing into dry cleaning or throw it away. But you can get rid of gum on clothes and improvised means.
The freezing method works with chewing gum, which glued to the clothes with a thick “pancake”, and not smeared on the fabric, did not get into it much. Fold the thing so that the elastic band is on top, put it in a cellophane bag (it is better if it is tightly closed) and send all this to the freezer for a couple of hours. Then take out the package, turn the clothes and chip the frozen chewing gum with a knife or another sharp object.
It is necessary to heat the iron to the average temperature and iron it a thing spoiled by chewing gum. In this case, there are two important points. Firstly, it is worth ironing not directly an elastic band, but clothes from the back. Secondly, the chewing gum will melt, and in order not to spoil the ironing board, put a piece of cardboard on it-the elastic band will stick to it.
Remove chewing gum from clothes with an iron
This is a simple way that does not require any consumables. Boil the kettle and hold a stained area of clothing above its nose, from which steam comes. In a few minutes the elastic band will become soft, clean it from the fabric with a toothbrush. After that, wipe the thing.
Removing chewing gum from clothing with steam
As an option, use a pelvis with very hot water (if this thing can be washed at high temperatures), put your clothes there and remove the gum with an unnecessary toothbrush.
Vinegar, alcohol and household chemicals
Pour the dining vinegar into a bowl and put it in the microwave for 1 minute (it should be well heated, but not boil). Apply hot vinegar to the gum with a toothbrush. Work should be quickly until vinegar has cooled down. Several energetic movements, and the elastic band will move away from the fabric. This method is better not to use for delicate fabrics.
You can also use medical alcohol, but remember: the fabric can be polished and the colors can gleam. Therefore, this method is best used to remove chewing gum from plain clothing. Apply alcohol to the sponge and soak them a site that chewing gum stuck. Wait for 1-2 minutes, then bite the elastic with a knife or spatula.
From household chemicals, the spray for removing labels (apply for 2 minutes and clean the gum with a toothbrush), a liquid for washing (pour into a damaged area of clothing, rubbish it into a chewing gum and remove the latter with a spatula) and hair polish (jump a gum, she will harden, after which she can be tapped with something sharp).
Removing chewing gum from clothing using household chemicals
Oils and peanut paste
The principle of the use of peanut paste is the same as in the case of hair. When the elastic band softens, it can be removed using a knife.
Removing chewing gum from clothing using peanuts
As for oils, orange and eucalyptus oils work best on fabric. It is best to soak with oil a section of fabric with chewing gum with a cotton swab, and then clean the elastic band with a toothbrush. After that, clothing necessarily requires washing.
If the chewing gum is not very eaten into the fabric, then you can use the adhesive tape to remove it. Cut a piece of adhesive tape or islands of this size that it covers the entire gum. Press the tape tightly to the chewing gum, and then tear it off with a sharp movement. If you could not remove the entire gum at a time, repeat the procedure.
Removing gum from clothes using adhesive tape
How to get rid of chewing gum on shoes
To get into (literally) into the nuisance in the form of chewing gum on the asphalt is easier, and cleaning from it is sometimes difficult. But there are several proven methods.
Gasoline for lighters and acetone
Specialized gasoline for refueling lighters, as well as an acetonom -containing remedy for removing varnish, remove chewing gum from the soles of the shoes well. To do this, you need to wet an unnecessary rag with gasoline or acetone and thoroughlythe elastic band until the liquid is corroded and the chewing gum disappears. Attention! Fluid data is easily ignited – observe precautions.
If you stepped into a “fresh” chewing gum and she had not yet managed to stabbing, then get dry sand and a small stick. Pour the sand into the chewing gum and trite it with a stick. Chewing gum will begin to slide off with lumps and drop from the sole. Add sand if necessary.
Frost and ice
Frosting against shoes works as well as with hair and clothing. There are two options. First – put shoes in a bag and send it to the freezer for a couple of hours. After that, the chewing gum can be tapped from the sole with a sharp object. The second option is to attach ice cubes.
In addition, to clean the shoes from chewing gum, you can also use WD-40 and peanut paste.
How to get rid of chewing gum on the carpet and furniture
For carpets and furniture, it is difficult to find a universal means of combating a gum adhering to them, it all depends on the material. So, from long -term carpets, chewing gum is often cut (if it is not confused deeply). Smooth carpets are cleaned with ice, as well as by steaming (use a hairdryer instead of a teapot).
True, in the latter case, fat traces often remain on the departments. They, in turn, get rid of them with the help of washing dishes, special cleaning drugs for carpets or lemon juice. You should be careful and before cleaning the carpet with one or another means to check on the edge, whether it will spoil the color and quality of the product.
The same methods and principles work regarding upholstered furniture. As for solid coatings, such as a table or cabinet with polishing, then methods with vegetable oil and ice work best here. On glass surfaces, essential oils are most effective.
Wall of chewing gum, one of the most non -hygienic attractions in the world (Seattle, USA)
Bonus! 5 steps to get rid of chewing gum on the LCD monitor
- Disconnect a TV or computer monitor from power.
- Mix in equal proportions distilled white vinegar and water.
- Drink cotton tissue with the resulting solution. The fabric should be wet, but not wet.
- Gently get the chewing gum with this fabric. Try not to touch the surface of the screen and do not press on it.
- Try to remove chewing gum with your fingers. If it does not lend itself, repeat steps 3 and 4. After the chewing gum falls from the screen, wipe it with a special napkin and connect it to the network.
Removal of chewing gum from the LCD monitor
If you know other methods, how to escape from chewing gum, share them in the comments.
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