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3 Easiest Ways to Remove Super Glue from Fabric

Our easy fix for everything that is broken is super glue. It can put back a million things together as its hold is very strong. So strong that when it falls on your hand or the floor or fabric, it becomes impossible to remove. Getting it off of fabric is more difficult than the other two.

The task of just scarping off the dried glue isn’t the most logical or effective, so please refrain from wasting your time and read what has been written below. Here you are going to learn a few easy ways in which you can get the super glue out of your clothes or fabric without damaging it in the process.

How to Remove Super Glue from Fabric : 3 easiest ways

Step 1: Scrape the Glue Off

Before you consider which method, you want to try out to remove the super glue off the fabric, first try to determine if the fabric is delicate or not. If it is, then you should take it to an expert or the dry cleaners so they can do the work for you. Because chances are you might end you damaging it.

Now, let us move on to the things that you actually can do to get the job done yourself. First and foremost, you have to wait till the super glue dries on its own. Do not touch it while it is wet, as it will get out your fingers, and the surface area of the spill will become bigger.

Also, don’t use a blow dryer to dry it because there is a chance that even after you remove the glue, the fabric might end up having a permanent stain on it. So, let it dry naturally on its own time.

However, you don’t have about twenty minutes to waste on this; then you could also try soaking the cloth with some ice-cold water. Just dip the stained portion of the cloth into a bowl of ice and cold water. The water will harden the glue right up, and you won’t have to wait too long.

Once the glue has dried and hardened, you have to scrape off as much of the glue as possible. For this, you could try using your fingers or a spoon, whichever is easy for you. You won’t be able to get all of it off, but the big chunks should come off with this.

In the end, just assess if the scraping did the job or not. If not, you could go back and do it a bit more, or you could also move on to the next step, which is using acetone.

Step 2: Using Acetone to Take the Super Glue Off

For this method the first thing you should do is soak some cotton with 100% acetone and press it to any part of the fabric, the seam is the best for that. After a little while taking the cotton off the fabric. This step is important so that you can test whether the color comes off or not.

If you see there is no discoloration, only then you can proceed further. Now, as it is safe to use the acetone on the fabric but soak the cotton ball again and this time place it on the part that has the super glue spill. Make sure you keep the cotton only on the stain and nowhere else, as otherwise, it might cause damage.

Keep the cotton or cloth on the stain for 5 to 15 minutes, until the glue softens, then remove it from the stain. Don’t touch the acetone with your fingers in case you have nail polish on; the acetone will take it right off.

This chemical is strong enough to take the glue off, but sometimes the stain might be stubborn. In that case, just repeat the process a few times, and that should do the trick for you. And with that, you are done with removing the super glue and the stain off your fabric.

Step 3: Wash the Fabric

By this point, you should have no more super glue left on the garment. Now. You should apply some sort of stain remover on it and massage the product well into the cloth. Then you have to wash the stain with some cold water. This time just wash the part that has the stain.

Once you have done that, you can wash the cloth by hand or by a machine. Both are fine as long as you do what it says in the care tag. If you still see some remnants of the stain, then you can wash it once again until you are sure there is no more mark left on the garment.

At the end just put it in a dryer or hang it for drying and you’re done.


Removing the super glue or the stain from the garment might be a lengthy process, but if you follow the instructions, then you shouldn’t have much problem with it.

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