How to Get Super Glue Out of Clothes

How to Get Super Glue out of Clothes

In Home & Family by WebLifeTips TeamLast Updated: December 30th, 2019

No matter how careful you are with handling super glue, sometimes accidents happen, and it makes quite a gluey mess on your favorite piece of clothing.

In this how-to book, we’ll share with you 7 easy steps you need to follow to save your garment from super glue stains.

Removing Super Glue from your clothes

1. Allow the glue to dry

Once you notice that you’re garment is stained with Super Glue, skip out on toweling it off because it will result in spreading it out onto the fabric of your item which will make it harder for you to eliminate.

2. Moisturize the stain

Use a moisturizer such as a makeup remover or nourishing body milk to drench the glue stain and to mollify it and make its texture go lighter. Leave it to soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Scrape off the excess

By now, the stain should have become soft and not so difficult to scratch off. To that end, use a rounded knife to scratch off as much excess of super glue as you can. Be careful not to damage the fabric, and use a spoon if your knife is too thin.

4. Dab the remaining glue particles with nail polish remover

Take a clean cloth or sponge and moisten it with nail polish remover that contains acetone. Use the damped cloth to rub what’s left of the stain until it dissolves completely. Skip this step if your item is too delicate because acetone can damage it.

5. Soak your item in lukewarm water

Dip your piece of clothes in lukewarm water after you add some dish soap or clothes detergent to it. Let it soak overnight if you skipped step 4, and for about an hour if you didn’t.

6. Use a stain remover to treat the stain if it persists

Take your garment out of the soap water, and pour some stain remover or clothes detergent over the stain. Gently rub it against itself until it is one hundred percent clear. You can pass on the step if your garment has already been cleared out after applying the previous steps.

7. Put in the washing machine

After treating the stain by hand, place your garment in your washing machine and set it to a warm cycle after adding your laundry detergent. When finished, put in the dryer and voilà!

Final thoughts…

Removing super glue from clothes is not very complicated. And if the super glue you’re using is water-based, it will make the process much easier for you. We wish you the best of luck.


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