Removing Super Glue from Clothing
Super glue has a reputation for being a bit of a nuisance when it gets into places it’s not supposed to. All it takes is a little bit of carelessness when using it, and it can end up ruining a favourite shirt!
Fortunately, it’s possible to remove super glue from garments without causing further damage. Here’s how:
Acetone is the most effective way to remove super glue from clothes. If you happen to have nail polish remover lying around, that should do the trick!
- Start by soaking a cotton ball or pad with the acetone-based solution.
- Gently rub the affected area.
- Continue rubbing until the glue starts to lift from the fabric.
- Do not scrub hard, as this could damage the fabric.
- Once all of the glue has been removed, rinse the area with warm water. Repeat the steps if necessary.
- Machine wash the item as usual and air dry.
Using Non-Acetone Solutions
If you don’t have access to acetone, there are some alternative methods for removing super glue from clothing.
- Generously apply cooking oil (e.g. olive oil or vegetable oil) to the affected area.
- Gently rub the oil into the glue, then rinse with warm soapy water.
- Launder the item as usual.
- Oil residue may remain on the garment after, so make sure to pre-treat the garment with a stain remover prior to washing.
Getting super glue out of clothes can be a daunting task, but with a bit of effort and patience, it can be done. Whether you opt for an acetone-based solution or a non-acetone alternative, make sure to follow the steps outlined above carefully to avoid further damage to the garment. Good luck!