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.
Chewing gum removal from wooden tables 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 regular cooking 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 almost slide off. There may be a few small bits remaining – these 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 decent quality soap or detergent – it’s a piece of cake!