Removing chewing gum from animal hide can be a tricky task, especially for those who are not professionals. The good thing about leather is that it won’t stick unless it’s pressed onto the leather. If you have kids at home, you’re very likely to find gum stuck on your leather couch, leather car seats, shoes, or your precious leather jacket.
But hold on a second, don't consider your leather accessory ruined just yet. There are several ways to remove it from your favorite leather product. First and foremost, stop panicking. It won’t help. No need to be afraid that the chewing gum stains have ruined your leather forever. That might not be the case. Let’s go through a few steps that can help you get rid of the gum as well as the stain from your leather.
How To Get Gum Off Leather Car Seat?
Gum stuck on your car seat can be a disheartening sight. We’re all aware of the fact that how expensive leather seat covers are and nobody would ever want to see them getting ruined. But there might be a solution to fix this issue; scotch tape is one of the most common and safe methods. Usually, people go for oils and other liquid treatments but that might not work if the gum is dried out. Press Scotch Tape firmly onto the gum, with a swift motion try and rip off the tape in one go. Hopefully, the gum will come off as well. If not, repeat the process. The stain that is left behind can be removed using leather cleaner followed by a conditioner and a moisturizer as well. That’ll prevent the leather from drying out and cracking.
How To Get Gum Off Leather Shoes?
If somehow you get gum stuck on your leather shoes, don't throw them away because we might have a solution to fix them. Go to a superstore and grab a bottle of water-displacing spray. It freezes the gum ultimately making it easier to remove. Leave the spray on for 2-3 minutes and then use a butter knife to scrape off the chewing gum. It might, however, leave a stain on your leather shoes but it can be removed using a leather cleaner. Use a soft piece of cloth, dip it in leather cleaner and rub it gently onto the affected area. Wipe the access liquid off and apply the leather conditioner.
How To Get Gum Off Leather Purse?
Peanut butter has proved to be effective in getting rid of gum that gets stuck on your leather accessories. It might sound strange but it sure is one of the most convenient and safest ways. Depending on the type of leather that is in question, the results may vary. In some cases the peanut butter can leave stains hence it’s better to do a patch test first.
Use your finger to apply peanut butter onto the gum. The huge amount of oil present in peanut butter can leave stains on your leather so it’s better that you don't leave it on for more than 4 hours. The peanut butter will help break down fibers in the gum and make it easier to remove from the leather. Use a damp piece of cloth to wipe off the peanut butter along with the gum. Use a leather cleaner solution if there are some fibers of gum left on the leather.
How To Get Gum Off Leather Jackets?
Ice is readily available in every household so let’s put it to some use, shall we? Take an ice cube and wrap it in a plastic bag to avoid wetting your jacket and start rubbing it gently onto the gum. Freeze the gum with ice and scrape off as much as possible using a plastic knife or a spatula. Use a towel to brush off as many loose particles as possible. Finish it off by apply dry cleaning fluid to the stain and let it sit for a minute.
Getting gum out of your leather accessories can be a tricky business and you must be afraid to try it at home. We understand that you wouldn’t want to ruin your precious leather jacket or a bag. So make sure to follow the steps and be patient. If one method doesn’t work, don't use another one right away. Wait for at least a few hours.