When we use glue, it is very easy to stain our clothes or objects around us. This makes it easy to panic, but don’t worry, it is usually easy to remove glue from fabric.
Curiosity Insight offers you good tips and home remedies to remove stains and traces of glue from clothing.
1. The different glues: How to remove them?
Remove white glue from clothing
Depending on the type of fabric and clothing, here’s how to easily remove white glue:
- Pour hot water over the glue and around the stain.
- Rub the glue stain with a little hot vinegar.
- Rinse the garment well to finish cleaning the fabric.
Be careful because the vinegar can damage some fabrics, so test on an invisible part before removing the glue.
Remove wood glue easily
You are working with wood glue and have just dropped it on a garment, especially do not panic! Here’s how to quickly remove this carpenter’s glue:
- Simply put a little lukewarm water on the glue.
- Rub with a little liquid soap and rinse the garment.
- Finish with a regular wash cycle to remove any residue of the wood glue on the garment.
Remove epoxy glue from clothing
Removing epoxy glue must be done very quickly, faster than a stain of white glue for example.
Indeed because the epoxy glue remains too long on the garment it risks being damaged and even irrecoverable depending on the size of the stain.
- Simply scrape off the excess epoxy glue, taking care not to spread it further on the fabric.
- Then clean the fabric in hot water with a little soap.
- You can end with a normal cycle in the washing machine to complete the cleaning.
Remove neoprene and polyurethane glue
- Scrape off the glue stain to remove the excess quickly
- Soak a cloth with acetone and gently rub the stain to remove everything
As neoprene glue is a very resistant and very strong contact glue, it is necessary to act very quickly so as not to damage the fabric.
Be careful because acetone is a strong product that can damage certain types of fabrics and materials.
Remove acrylic glue
Acrylic glue has the advantage of being very easy to remove and clean from clothing. It is therefore very different from neoprene glue or epoxy glue for example.
Indeed acrylic glue does not need a product to be removed and cleaned from fabrics. You just have to scratch it to make it disappear. You can finish with a wash in the washing machine with your other clothes and towels, period.
2. Remove glue from clothing with a hot iron
Did you know that the iron can be very useful for quickly removing glue from jeans, shirts, tablecloths, or even synthetic fabrics? Here’s how to use the iron:
- Place several paper towels on the glue stain.
- Run a hot iron over the leaves to melt the glue.
- The paper towel will then absorb the melted glue.
Repeat as needed to be sure to completely remove the white glue or the strong glue from the garment. You can also finish cleaning with a quick cycle in the washing machine.
3. Methylated alcohol to remove the glue
To remove a stain of glue from wood or even tiles, rubbing alcohol is very effective. But be careful if the wood is painted, you will have to choose another solution to remove this trace of glue so as not to damage the surface. Here’s how to do it:
- Quickly remove excess glue from the tiles
- Soak a cloth in rubbing alcohol then dab on the rest of the glue
- Leave to act for a few moments and rub again with a damp cloth
As methylated spirits is a very powerful product, it is better to test on a small, inconspicuous area before removing the glue.
4. White vinegar to remove glue
Another 100% natural and effective solution to removing glue from clothing is to use white vinegar and hot water. Here’s how to do it:
- Pour a little white vinegar on the glue stain.
- Then take a towel soaked in hot water and gently rub the glue and white vinegar.
- If it is a machine-safe garment finish with a quick wash cycle.
5. Remove a stain of glue from leather
A stain of glue on leather? Do not panic, it is very easy to remove this type of stain from leather, here is how:
To remove a stain of fresh glue:
- Pass a small cloth wet with lukewarm water over the glue stain and wipe
- Then dry and wax the leather if necessary
To remove a dry glue stain:
- Soak a cotton ball with cleansing milk
- Gently rub the glue stain on the leather to remove everything.
Be careful never to scrape dry glue as you risk damaging the leather.