The adhesive aftermath of dealing with gum, tree sap, and tar can be daunting. When it comes to removing any sticky stain or gooey residue, here is what we’ve found works best.

Apply product: Our Wash & Stain Bar is ideal for removing sticky messes like chewing gum.

Work the affected area: Create a lather using the soap and hot water. Glide the bar over the sticky area. The sticky element will start to lift right up; remove the loose clumps as you continue to work.

If residue is still left behind, apply Stain Solution directly to the affected area. Then sprinkle our All-Purpose Bleach Alternative on the Stain Solution to create a powerful paste.

Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak the item in a basin of hot water and 1 capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative.

Reapply or repeat as needed: If the mess is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.

Remove odors: Stains and odor often go hand in hand. Soak the item in a basin of hot water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar.. Launder the item: Wash according to our instructions.

Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely intended for use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.

We don’t recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever.

Remove all stains before putting items in the dryer.

Do not iron stained items.