How to remove super glue from clothes

Super glue is the hero of small repair jobs but if you accidentally get it on your clothes or other fabrics, it can be hard to remove. Follow our step-by-step guide to remove super glue from fabric, particularly your clothes!

You will need

To remove super glue from your clothes, you will need:

Step-by-step to remove super glue from clothes

Option 1: Seize the moment

  • If your superglue is still wet, you can treat it with acetone - but remember, safety first.
  • You’ll need to put on safety goggles, rubber gloves and an apron – we don’t want any more accidents.
  • You may want to do a patch test first on a concealed area of fabric and check the label - acetone isn’t suitable for acetate, triacetate or modacrylic.
  • Flip your garment inside out, tip some acetone onto a clean cloth and dab at the reverse side of the superglue mark for a couple of minutes.
  • Then wash and dry your garment as normal.

Tip: It’s important not to rush the drying process. Do not dry your garment in high heat such as a tumble dryer as this can set the super glue stain into the fabric if it isn’t completely removed in the washing machine.

 

Option 2: Freeze!

  • If your superglue is dry, place your garment in a suitable bag and put it in the freezer overnight.
  • Remove your garment from the freezer and prise off the superglue.
  • Then wash and dry your garment as normal.

Tip: It’s important not to rush the drying process. Do not dry your garment in high heat such as a tumble dryer as this can set the super glue stain into the fabric if it isn’t completely removed in the washing machine.

Check out our article on removing super glue from skin here.

Glue it right

How to use Bostik Super Glue Liquid without little accidents

  1. Start with a protected work surface. You may also want to use an apron and some rubber gloves
  2. Ensure that the surfaces to be glued are dry, clean and free from dust and grease
  3. Ensure the tube is held upright and pointing away from you
  4. Avoiding skin contact, apply a small amount of Bostik Super Glue Liquid to one surface only
  5. Bring the two surfaces together and hold firmly for approximately 30 seconds
  6. Replace the cap firmly after use

For more information on Bostik Super Glue Liquid, please see the Technical Data Sheet

Which super glue do you need to remove?

Our fast-setting Super Glue comes in three formats to suit your repair needs. To remove any of our three super glues, you can use the above method.

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