How Do I Remove Gorilla Glue From Clothes?

Soak your clothes in soapy water to dissolve the glue.

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Gorilla Glue bills its products as suitable for "the toughest jobs on earth." Fashionistas can put their Gorilla Glue to use making craft projects, putting the finishing touches on fabulous costumes, or fixing a broken purse strap. If you accidentally squirt glue onto a tee while working, take fast action. Gorilla Glue is best removed when wet. A combination of quick thinking and common household items can save your clothing.

Standard Gorilla Glue Removal

1.

Remove the piece of clothing containing the glue residue. Change into different clothing before you tackle the glue stain.

2.

Pour paint thinner into a small bowl. Dip a cotton ball into the bowl to soak it.

3.

Rub the cotton ball over the glue stain. Touch the cotton ball to the glue, then swipe up and away from the cloth. Move the cotton ball in your hand so a fresh portion is exposed, then dab the cloth again. Change to a new cotton ball when the first one becomes ragged. Dip the ball in the paint thinner as often as needed.

4.

Repeat until you cannot see or feel any traces of the glue, then allow the clothing to dry naturally before tossing it in the washing machine.

Gorilla Super Glue Removal

1.

Remove the piece of clothing containing the glue residue. Change into different clothing before you tackle the glue stain.

2.

Pour 1 tsp. dish soap in a bowl, then fill the bowl with warm water to create a soapy solution. Let the clothing soak in the soapy solution. Alternatively, pour acetone, commonly known as nail polish remover, into a bowl. Let the clothing soak in the acetone. According to Gorilla Glue, you can choose either acetone or a soapy solution.

3.

Scrunch the fabric between your fingers to help the soap or acetone work into every crevice. Keep the clothing in either solution for 10 minutes to allow the soap or the acetone to dissolve the super strong glue.

4.

Remove the clothing item from the bowl and rinse it. The glue should have dissolved during this process.

5.

Toss the clothing in the washing machine and launder as normal.

Things You'll Need

 

1.2 bowls

3.Cotton balls (optional)

5.Acetone (optional)

2.Paint thinner (optional)

4.Dish soap

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Acetone can damage fabric colors, so use soap and water for colorful clothing and acetone for white items.

Since acetone dries out skin, treat your hands to a good moisturizer after taking care of the glue.

 

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