By dorothy 1
How do I get nail glue off of my skin?
By Dorothy from Dallas
June 29, 2010
Acetone nail polish remover. If you have on nail polish and/or sculptured nails when using it just use q-tips to apply and rub the glue off of your skin.
July 6, 2010
After spending hours trying to scrape off the glue once dry, and using cotton buds soaked in acetone polish remover I decided to cut a lemon in half and poured salt over one of the halves. I then sqeezed the lemon juice while rubbing it on the areas of the dried glue. It removed most of the glue. :) You may want to repeat this a couple of times as I will be now.
I spilled some all over my hand and pants. Any ideas for removing it?
Here's a Caution about Nail Glue from a website that sells it:
Caution: Eye irritant. Contains cyanoacrylate ester. Bonds skin and eyes in seconds. In event of body or eye contact, flush with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention for eye or internal contact. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with clothing, as can cause burn. In case of eye contact, do not use acetone or fingernail polish remover.
It says to flush for 15 minutes if it's on the skin so I would try that. For the clothing stain, nail polish remover might be your best bet. Nail glue is nasty stuff, it dries very quicly. (09/04/2004)
Here's information from another site...
Eye irritant. Bonds skin and eyes on contact. To separate bonded skin, gently peel apart using acetone as a solvent. Vapors irritate eyes and mucous membranes. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid intentional inhalation. Prolonged inhalation of vapors may be harmful. If glue gets into eye, do not force eyelid open. Flush with water and seek medical attention. In case of mouth, skin, or internal contact, flush with water and seek immediate medical attention.
Avoid spilling on clothing. May bond clothing to skin and cause excessive heat. Glue will bond to furniture and plastics. Do not use if cuticles and nail area are irritated, red, inflamed, or infected or if you are allergic or sensitive to acrylic. Keep away from children.
There may be information on the bottle in very small print as well. They may also have a website address on the bottle where they may have information for stain removal or an email address where you can send them your question. (09/04/2004)
Years ago, when I used glue-on nails, I purchased a glue remover. Nail polish remover did NOT work. It must say on the bottle that it's for cyanoacrylic glue. It worked great in removing the glue from my nails. I bought it where I bought the glue-on nails. (09/04/2004)
That nail glue stuff comes off your hands after a few days, but I've spilled it on jeans and I've tried everyhting and it wont come out! (09/07/2004)
My puppy chewed a bottle of nail glue. should i take him to the emergency vet?
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Don't fool around with it. Call the vet right away. (04/27/2006)
I recently mistakenly put nail glue in my eye instead of my eye drops. Sudden and complete panic! Fortunately, I flushed the eye, and it remained open, and after initially flushing it I went to emergency where the doctor removed it, a little at a time. Then sent me home with some eye ointment, and the next three days I was pulling sticky glue out of my eye. The good news is I didn't do any permanent damage to the eye, I was very fortunate. (05/04/2006)
By Dona LaFrance
As a nail technician and having 2 sisters nail glue is no stranger! Straight Acetone has helped me out the best, but as far as your clothes, well you have to just pick at it. (12/31/2006)
A nail fiel works for sanding some of the glue off. (01/04/2007)
Last year I glued my eye shut with nail glue mistaking it for my eye drops. My right eye was completely glue shut, with my top of my eye lip glued over top of my bottom. I was rushed to the emeregency where they tried to pry it apart with a q-tip. After that didn't work I went to an eye specialist in the hospital who pryed it open and put some special eye drop saline. Instantly my eye opened a bit, with eye lashes scratching my cornea. He plucked a few and i got sent home.
For the next week I was stuck in my basement in the dark. A single glance of an amber on a cigarett in the dark killed my eye. Eventually my eye started to heal itself after anti inflammatories. I then got sick and tired of my rock hard eye lashes being glued together. I grabbed tweezers and tweezes all the bottom eye lashes.. AT ONCE! couldnt do one by one. They were all stuck together. I tried water, nail polish remover, eye make up remover, nothing helped.
So I reccomend if this happens DO NOT CLOSE YOUR EYE. Hold it open and cry like hell, get to the Emergency Room ASAP, the tears tend to open the glue a bit. Actually, I had no damage to my eye except a tiny scratch on my cornea and extreme redness until healed.
Hears my advice... ALWAYS READ LABELS, you never know when it can happen, and trust me, it happens! (02/22/2007)
By Stacey S
How do you get nail glue off of your skin?
Jordan from Seattle, WA
Acetone will remove dang near anything known to man. (03/13/2007)
I mistook nail glue for my eye drops. I put one drop in and immediately started screaming. I flushed with tap water and my own tears. After 1/2 hour my husband took me to the emergency room. The doctor numbed my eye and started to gently peel away the dried glue from my eye. Then I was given an eye flush with saline solution for 45 minutes. I was released from the hospital with an antibiotic eye drop solution that required me to put in two drops in the affected eye every 4 hours and a supply of pain medication. I was seen by an ophthalmologist who made sure all glue residue was removed from the eye and was told that the whole lower half of my cornea was burned. I was instructed to keep using the antibiotic drops until the container was empty and use pain pills only when needed. The second day was much better than the first. There was no pain only a sensation that "something was in my eye" and sunlight sensitivity. The ophthalmologist told me it would take about a week to ten days to heal completely and there should be no permanent eye damage. (07/19/2007)
By Renee G.
Just soak in HOT water for a long time. It really works! (11/02/2007)
I got it on my fingernail, and I had nail varnish on, and the varnish wouldn't come off. So I filled the cap with acetone based nail varnish remover and held it there. Then rubbed at it with tissue. It works. (01/18/2008)
I was putting on fake nails and I got nail glue ALL over my fingers. I used a Q-Tip with nail polish remover to dry all the glue out, then I used canola oil to soften it. It works, but you may need to do this a couple of times before all the glue goes away! (05/16/2008)
I was putting on nails earlier, and my fingers got stuck together. So I ran it under some hot water then it came apart. So when I continued to put them on my leg started hurting so I unfolded my leg and it hurt. I realized I had nail glue all down my leg (that's when I really started to panic).
I tried everything. That's when I got the nail filer and some nail polish remover. I started scrubbing and it was coming right off. I would scrub then rub. It was so amazing I thought I would never get it off of my leg. I was so scared. So if you ever get nail glue anywhere on your body, just get nail filer and some nail polish remover or a wet paper towel. (06/18/2008)
I was putting fake nails on and I had glue on my fingers. So I put Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion on my hands and put it under water that had fizzy stuff in it and it worked. You can also just put on hand lotion and then rinse it off under water scrubbing your fingers. (06/21/2008)
I was putting on fake nails and the nail glue spilled all over my hands and legs. What should I do?
I soaked my hands in hot water and the nail glue turned to a plaster type color and hardened up quick. All it does is turn white but it still sticks a lot. (01/03/2009)
How do you remove nail glue from your skin?
By marchingace from nowhere IL
Just let it completely dry on your skin and gradually peel off pieces later. The longer it's been on there, the easier it gets. (08/12/2009)
Acetone nail polish remover. Be sure it's acetone and not non-acetone. It's quick and easy and won't hurt your skin :-) (08/18/2009)
How do I remove nail glue from countertop and hands?
By Sheila from Bel Air, MD
Dish soap mixed with nail polish remover should work. At least it worked for me. Hope I helped. (11/03/2009)
Nail polish remover for certain, but make sure it's acetone and not non-acetone. (11/04/2009)
How do I remove nail glue from my skin?
By Madeline from Philadelphia, PA
Just let it completely dry on your skin and gradually peel off pieces later. The longer it's been on there, the easier it gets. (12/16/2009)
I use acetone nail polish remover and that's what manicurists use to remove nail glue. Just be sure to use a Q-tip to apply and to rub the glue off, if you have artificial nails, because it could melt the artificials. If no artificials you can use a cotton ball or a cloth. (12/17/2009)