How to Remove Chewing Gum Stains


Follow these steps to remove chewing gum stains from Felt:

Since felt is not woven, but rather fused together, take every precaution in removing any excess gum as chunks of the felt may come with it.


  • Freeze to harden the remainder.
  • Gently brush (the method of stain removal using a stiff-bristled brush) with a sponge or fine-bristled brush (such as a toothbrush). This should remove any excess that remains on the surface.

In extreme cases:

  • Very carefully rub a razor blade with the nap. This will remove any stubborn matter, but will also remove some of the felt fibers.

If stain persists:

  • Make a paste of cornmeal and a small amount of water and apply it to the stain.
  • Give it plenty of time to work.
  • When it is dry, carefully brush it off with the nap.