Remove chewing gum from carpet by placing an ice cube in a resealable bag, holding the ice on the gum to freeze it and then gently scraping the gum from the carpet with a butter knife. Remove any remaining gum bits with an all-purpose solvent gel.
- Place an ice cube in a resealable bag
Put one ice cube in a resealable sandwich bag, and seal the bag tightly. This keeps water off the carpet.
- Freeze the gum with the ice cube
Hold the ice cube in the bag on the gum for 5 minutes or until the chewing gum is frozen hard.
- Scrape the gum off the carpet
As soon as the gum is frozen, take a butter knife, and gently scrape the gum away from the carpet fibers. Discard the gum.
- Spray the area with a gel solvent
Saturate the area where the gum was located with a gentle gel solvent.
- Rub the area with a towel
Rub the carpet with a soft towel to remove any remaining bits of gum.
- Wash up the solvent
Wet another soft cloth with soapy water, and wring it out well. Rub the carpet to remove the applied solvent.
- Dry thoroughly
Press on the carpet with a clean, dry towel to remove the moisture. Repeat until the area is mostly dry.