How to Remove Chewing Gum from Wooden Tables
Finding chewing gum stuck to the underside of a wooden table is a remarkably common occurrence if you’ve got teenagers in the house – just think back to when to when you were at school and the desks were covered in old gum. For some mysterious reason, wooden tables just seem like the most obvious place to dispose of gum when you’re younger.
To remove chewing gum from wooden tables you can use the same method as before – using ice to freeze the gum. Make sure to place the ice in a resealable plastic bag – water or ice could damage the finish of a wooden surface.
Another method involves using oil to try to loosen the gum – you can use vegetable oil from your kitchen. Apply the oil to a cloth and rub it into the gum, then onto the surrounding wood. The oil should loosen the bond between the two, helping it to slide off. The vegetable oil won’t harm the finish of your table but you may need to use extra elbow grease for the best results. If any small pieces remain, they can be gently picked off.
Many people make the mistake of thinking chewing gum removal is a complete nightmare, but with surfaces it’s actually very easy – certainly much less stressful than trying to get gum out of a child’s hair, for example. Leftover stains can be tackled easily with a good quality soap or detergent. So there you have it – chewing gum removal is a piece of cake!