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How To Remove Glue
The science of adhesives and how they bond includes the scientific process of removing glue. Removal requires the destruction of the adhesive bond, either by altering its temperature, moisture content, or emulsifying (dissolving) it - all without destroying the object to which the glue is bound.
People have tried many mechanical methods of removing glue such as trying to scrape it off with a knife or razor blade, but this method often results in ruining the very object you are trying to clean. In addition to mechanical methods, there are all kinds of approaches to glue removal that people try with varying degrees of success. These include:
- Rubbing alcohol (may require repeated applications, may damage or stain painted surfaces or fabrics, may not work)
- Freezing the item; then scraping off the frozen glue (obviously only possible for small items and what a pain to wait for the thing to freeze!)
- Steaming (what a bother!)
- Warm vinegar (what an odor!)
If you don’t want to play “mad scientist” and experiment with all these approaches, the simple solution for efficient, effective and successful glue removal is Goof Off® Heavy Duty Spot Remover & Degreaser. Its powerful micro-emulsion formula quickly dissolves hardened glue, old glue, adhesive residue – even Super Glue! Goof Off® is also safe for many surfaces, from wood to carpeting. It has no harsh fumes, and is biodegradable.
Directions for Removing Glue
Glue doesn’t have to be a sticky problem. Here’s how to remove glue with Goof Off® Heavy Duty Spot Remover & Degreaser:
- If the glue has not yet dried, wipe off as much of it as possible, carefully, so as not to spread it over a bigger area.
- Spray Goof Off® HD directly on the problem
- Wait for it to penetrate
- Wipe that glue right off the surface.
To remove glue from an article of clothing, carpeting, or upholstery, always check for colorfastness by testing Goof Off® on an inconspicuous spot before going after the glue. Be sure to review the directions for use on the Goof Off® label for complete instructions for use.