How To Remove Chewing Gum Stain

First harden the gum by rubbing it with ice wrapped in plastic, then scrape off as much as can safely be removed.  The amount you can remove will depend greatly on the fiber and the weave of the fabric.

After this, you can use dry cleaning fluid to soften and dissolve the remainder of the gum.  Drip the least amount necessary to dampen the area, and blot with clean unbleached muslin.  If this does not remove it fully, a complete dry cleaning may help loosen the remainder.

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