Removing Super Glue from Kitchen Countertop

February 25, 2018

How do I remove super glue from a Formica counter top?



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February 25, 20180 found this helpful
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If it won't pry off with something like the edge of a putty knife, try a tiny amount of non acetone nail polish remover or a debonding solution


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February 25, 20180 found this helpful
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Per this link, it's recommended to use a solution and then try to scrape off the superglue with a razor. You can try baby oil, cooking oil, acetone, or nail polish remover.

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February 27, 20180 found this helpful
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Be very careful using a putty knife or nail polish remover as both can damage your counter top if used incorrectly.

  • I would try to soften the glue before using a putty knife, even if it is just with hot water and dish soap.
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  • When using a putty knife try placing a thin cloth over the end for a softer end and maybe there will not be any scratches left on your top. Do not press hard but try to just gently push the glue.
  • If trying to use nail polish remover (with acetone) I suggest using a q-tip instead of a rag or paper towel so you can pinpoint just the top of the glue. Always test (under the edge) to see if you can use this on your type of counter top. Sometimes it will remove the top glaze and that cannot be repaired.
  • Here are instructions from a Formica company:
  • Rub over the super glue spot with a nylon scrubbing pad and hot water. Alternate applying the acetone or nail polish remover, gently prying with the putty knife and scrubbing with hot water until the glue is gone.
  • Always test the solvent on an inconspicuous area first to check for discoloration or compatibility issues.
  • Wipe down the laminate counter top with a rag and soapy water to remove any residue.
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  • Here are some easy to follow suggestions from Wiki-How:
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March 22, 2011

Does anyone have an idea on how to get super glue off laminate counter top?

By Ellen Shullaw from Crescent City, CA


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March 23, 20110 found this helpful
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Ditto with using the 'acetone (not non-acetone) nail polish remover'. Quick, easy and no damage at all to the countertop :-)

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March 2, 2009

How do I remove super glue from a "glazed" kitchen work surface?

David from Carlisle, Cumbria


March 2, 20090 found this helpful
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Try a razor scraper, but be very careful how you apply pressure. The sharp edges can scratch.

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January 31, 2010

How do I remove a small glob of glue from a Corian countertop?

By Gerald from Fair Oaks, CA


February 8, 20161 found this helpful

Nail Polish remover

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