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Glue is the workhorse in the household that has gotten us out of countless jams. From being able to save items we thought were broken forever to enabling some of our pandemic craft projects, Kleber does the job. At the same time, what makes it so useful – its adhesive properties – can also do damage if it lands on your clothing, carpet, or other household fabric surface.

The good news is that just because a project ends in a patch of glue – on top of what you’ve just repaired and / or made – it doesn’t mean the stained surface is ruined. Over the years we have covered different options Remove glue of different finishes and materials, but the good people at The Spruce made it better and made it better thorough instructions for removing glue, including a helpful one Infographic. Here are some of the highlights.

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The basics of glue removal

If you’ve noticed that some glue stains are harder to remove than others, this is not your idea. Because adhesives are formulated for specific purposes, the composition of their adhesives is not the same, which makes some adhesive stains particularly stubborn. The Leader from the spruce guides you through the removal of seven different types of adhesives and adhesives:

  1. Commercially available adhesives
  2. (Finger) nail glue
  3. Glitter glue
  4. hot glue
  5. Rubber cement
  6. Superglue
  7. School glue

What you need

Before you begin removal, collect the following supplies first:

  • Blunt knife or plastic scraper
  • Freezer or ice pack
  • Solvent or stain remover
  • Heavy duty detergent

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The instructions for removing glue

Each section of the guide describes how to remove that particular type of glue or glue – including the type of detergent you will need and the ideal water temperature for your wash. In some cases, the same cleaning process works for carpets and different types of fabrics. In other cases, there are separate instructions for removing the fabric and carpet.

And for quick reference, The spruce provides this infographic::

Of course, you will come across some spots where the bond between the glue and the fabric is too strong to break. But for everything else, these tips should help.