Now that the holidays are over you may be finding random or missed stains on your carpet and upholstery from holiday festivities. For example Christmas is a great time for crafting and with crafting comes the occasional accident of spilled supplies like glitter, paint, beads, and even glue. Maybe you finally got a chance to sit down and relax only to find hot glue stuck to the seat of your dining room chair or in the fibers of your carpet. Because hot glue hardens when it dries this can seem disastrous, but we are here with a few home remedies to show you it is possible to remove hot glue from fabric and , yes, even from the carpet.
Removing Hot Glue from Upholstery
- The Freezing Method- grab some ice and place it in a zip top bag. Place the ice over the hot glue spot to freeze it. This will take several minutes to an hour. Once the glue is frozen it should easily peel off of the fabric. Make sure to slowly and gently peel it back from the fabric surface. You can also use a blunt item such as a spoon or back of a butter knife to gently scrape the frozen glue away.
- The Rubbing Alcohol Method- Grab some standard rubbing alcohol also called isopropyl alcohol and wet a cotton swab then dab on the hot glue spot beginning at the edges, the alcohol will begin to dissolve the grip of the glue and you should be able to peel it up from the fabric.
- The Acetone Method- this is just like the rubbing alcohol method only using acetone in place of rubbing alcohol. Alternatively, you can also use acetone based nail polish remover.
Removing Hot Glue from Carpet
You will need an iron and a scrap piece of fabric that the glue will stick to over the carpet. Set the iron to a medium high heat and let it warm up. Place the scrap of fabric over the hot glue on the carpet. Place the hot iron on the fabric directly over the glue and press down on the spot to melt the glue. Do not iron the glue spot back and forth the way you would if you were ironing wrinkles out of a garment this could cause the glue to spread to a larger area of the carpet. Continue to press the glue spot and melt until all of the glue has lifted into the scrap fabric and off of the carpet.
If the glue is not lifting from your carpet or upholstery after using the above methods please give the crew at All Kleen Carpet Cleaning a call. We have a team of trained professionals ready to get out your toughest carpet and upholstery stains or make needed carpet repairs if necessary. Make an appointment online, its easy.
Image by Plusea