Removing Super Glue from Clothing

February 17, 2014

Super GlueI am in a jam. My grandson has spilt some super glue on a fabric sofa. Can I get any of the products to remove it in the UK?

By myraanne



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February 24, 20141 found this helpful
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Hiya from Scotland:)

Have you tried 'freezing' the glue off? Take an ice cube, hold it against the gloop of glue for a minute (a real 60 second count, you're trying to freeze the glue) then try to flick the now frozen gloop from the upholstery using the edge of a credit/debit card or a loyalty card (Boots, Tesco, NectarPoints, etc).

Once you've got that big gloop off (lol, been-there/done that, it's never a small spot, is it?) any remaining gloop should come off using an acetone based nail lacquer remover, or mineral spirits. Although I've never had those products strip colour from a piece of upholstery, always test the product in a section that isn't seen before using on the spot to be sure your fabric won't strip.

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March 29, 2005

I recently spilled Krazy Glue on my favorite silk black dress. How can I get the glue out without hurting the fabric or fading the color? Is there any hope for my dress? Thank you very much.



By syd (Guest Post)
March 29, 20050 found this helpful


By Carla (Guest Post)
March 29, 20050 found this helpful

If possible, get some samples - even if it means taking a quarter inch off the hem and re-hem it. Then start experimenting. Ammonia gets the wax off floors. Nail polish remover removes the glue on artificial nails, which is pretty much the same stuff. Ethyl alcohol - what the heck.


When all else fails - call the manufacturer of the glue - they might have some can't be the first one to spill that stuff, I'm sure. Where's the spill? Maybe you could remove it or cover it w/ another piece of silk in a contrasting color. Good luck!

By s.dobie (Guest Post)
March 29, 20050 found this helpful

I live in Northern Canada and have found that crazy glue does not hold when frozen on a windshield. Even if it is on a warm surface when applied. Might be worth a try to freeze it. Try dry, then wet and leave in the freezer a few days.

By Enter your namesandra england (Guest Post)
March 13, 20070 found this helpful

thank you got glue on lycra sport trousers, brand new. used nail polish remover, thank god, or 35 quis wastes x

October 27, 20171 found this helpful

I have glue on my jeans and can WD 40 help take off glue off my jeans

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March 4, 2015

My husband is a fan of Super Glue, he flipping uses it for just about everything. He got some on his suit trousers, grrrrr. I'm afraid if I use acetone it will take the color out. Any suggestions?

By Susie


March 6, 20150 found this helpful

It says on the label to use cooking oil if it gets on your skin, not sure if that would be good idea for fabrics. Have you tried freezing the clothing & trying to scrape it off?


Like w/ gum. Best Wishes & buy that man an apron! Ha!

June 12, 20170 found this helpful

I know a process which works.....Take a tooth brush , liquid detergent,nail polish remover.....First wet the area of stain..Then apply remover with the tooth brush....And finally wash it with liquid detergent

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July 1, 2008

How do you remove super glue on track suit bottoms? They are mixed fabric, nylon/cotton.

Ramon from England U.K


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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

I am afraid you are "stuck" with it! :) Sorry, couldn't resist. I don't think there is a way to get it out.

September 24, 20090 found this helpful

There is a superglue removal liquid you could try. It's usually right next to the superglue in the store.

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March 28, 2015

I spilled some super glue all over the black leather part of my Taxi 12s. And I noticed that the glue left white marks over the black leather part of my Jordan 12s. How can I remove the stain? Please help!

By Gio M. from Manila, Philippines


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December 8, 20170 found this helpful

Removing Super glue

Step 1
Scrape off as much as possible.

Step 2
Wash with warm detergent and water.

Step 3
Apply pure acetone. Test on an inconspicuous spot first


Step 4
Condition with leather conditioner

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February 16, 2015

How do I remove super glue from jeans?

By Joe from Denver, CO


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December 10, 20170 found this helpful

Getting Superglue out of Jeans

Step 1
Scrape off as much as possible

Step 2
Wet an old toothbrush with nail polish with acetone

Step 3
Scrub gently

Step 4
Repeat as necessary

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August 14, 2010

How do I remove Krazy Glue from the rhinestones on my shoes?

By Joy Travis from Evergreen, CO

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