How to Remove Glue from the Carpet

Super glue is intended to bond objects together permanently once it has dried and hardened. So what do you do if you are repairing something or doing a craft project and you accidentally drip super glue on the carpet? If you act quickly you may be able to easily clean the glue out of the carpet. 

Glue is intended to bond objects together permanently once it has dried and hardened. So what do you do if you are repairing something or doing a craft project and you accidentally drip glue on the carpet? With some quick attention and these spot treatment tips you should be successful in removing the sticky mess from your floor.  

Craft and White School Glue 

If the glue is still sticky and fresh begin by dabbing up as much of the glue as possible with a towel. Soak up as much glue as possible until it is no longer lifting out of the carpet.  

If the glue is dry begin with a damp towel, making sure that the water is warm enough to soften and absorb the glue. 

Next, grab some distilled white vinegar and gently dab it on the glue with a clean white cloth or strong plain white paper towel. Work it in gently and leave it on the glue to go to work for about 15 minutes. The adhesive should begin dissolving promptly. Once the 15 minutes are over grab a fresh cloth or paper towel and dab up the remaining craft glue until it is completely removed. Finish up by ensuring the carpet is as dry as possible and allow to fully air dry.  

Alternatively, if you do not want to use the vinegar you can attempt to remove the glue with good old dish soap and water. (We say good old because dish soap makes a great safe and gentle all-purpose carpet spot treatment for most stains.) Mix a few drops of hand dishwashing liquid (such as Dawn) into some room temperature or lukewarm water and gently dab onto the glue using new clean areas of the cloth until the glue is completely removed. Finish with a dry cloth or paper towel to remove any excess moisture from the carpet.  

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, a stain just will not come out of the carpet. At this point many people give up and think that the carpet has permanently fallen victim to the stain. If you have a glue stain in your carpet that will not come out no matter what you try, it is a good idea to enlist some professional carpet cleaning help. We have helped many carpet owners in Lynnwood remove stains from their carpet. If the stain cannot be removed with professional help, we offer carpet repair services as well. For more information on professional carpet stain removal in Lynnwood and surrounding areas please contact us anytime.

Super Glue 

First, grab a clean paper towel or a clean dry cloth and soak up as much of the glue as possible. 

Next, get some nail polish remover that has acetone and test it on an unseen area of the carpet such as in a closet or corner.Dab a small amount of remover and dab on the unseen area of the carpet to ensure the nail polish remover will not damage the carpet fibers or bleach out the color. 

If thenail polishremover has tested safe wet a cotton ball or q-tip with nail polish remover and gently dab on the super glue stain. The acetone should begin to break down the glue. 

Once the nail polish remover has broken down the glue blot the area immediately with a clean damp cloth and rinse any nail polish remover residue from the carpet. 

If the cotton ball breaks down before the super glue simple rinse with the damp cloth and wet a new cotton ball with nail polish remover and repeat. 

If there are any hard granules on the carpet try to gently scrape them off with a blunt object like a butter knife or spoon. 

To be sure you have all of the acetone out of the carpet use dry cleaning solvent. Simply dab it on the stained area and continue to dab with a clean area of towel until all the acetone is removed. 

If the glue is refusing to release its sticky grip on your carpet it is best to call in acarpet cleaning professional for help. For professional carpet cleaning in Mukilteo and surrounding areas make an appointment online or over the phone with All Kleen 

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Next, get some nail polish remover that has acetone and test it on an unseen area of the carpet such as in a closet or corner. Dab a small amount of remover and dab on the unseen area of the carpet to ensure the nail polish remover will not damage the carpet fibers.

If the nail polish remover has tested safe wet a cotton ball or q-tip with nail polish remover and gently dab on the super glue stain. The acetone should begin to break down the glue.

Once the nail polish remover has broken down the glue blot the area immediately with a clean damp cloth and rinse any nail polish remover residue from the carpet.

If the cotton ball breaks down before the super glue simple rinse with the damp cloth and wet a new cotton ball with nail polish remover and repeat.

If there are any hard granules on the carpet try to gently scrape them off with a blunt object like a butter knife or spoon.

To be sure you have all of the acetone out of the carpet use dry cleaning solvent. Simply dab it on the stained area and continue to dab with a clean area of towel until all the acetone is removed.

If the super glue is refusing to release its sticky grip on your carpet it is best to call in a carpet cleaning professional for help.

All Kleen can assist in the stain removal and repair of difficult carpet stains. For the best-experienced carpet cleaners in the Snohomish area give All Kleen  a call. For glue stains that just won’t come out of the carpet no matter what you try, call in the help of a professional carpet cleaner. We have helped many home owners in the Mountlake Terrace area tackle their tough stains. Sometimes a professional cleaner can use their training, knowledge, and extra strength cleaning ingredients to remove a stain that won’t budge even with the best of at-home spot cleaning measures. If the stain can’t be removed we can also make a carpet patch repair. For more information on our stain removal services or to make an appointment for carpet cleaning in Mountlake Terrace please contact us right away.  

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