Be it recreational DIY craft projects, or home repairs, the glue has become an important household product across ages. Despite being super careful, sometimes, there’s a spillover or an old unattended patch of glue that makes your furniture look bad. What do you do in this situation, especially if the glue has dried up and is difficult to remove? Stick around to find out.
Using Petroleum jelly to remove glue:
Yes, you read that right. If your attempts at removing hardened glue with soap and detergents have failed in the past, petroleum jelly might just come in handy. Here’s what you need to do-
Take a generous amount of petroleum jelly and spread it across the hardened glue, and leave it overnight. This should saturate the glue sufficiently.
Use a plastic card to scrape the glue off little by little. The petroleum jelly should have saturated the glue by the time you attempt to scrape it off the next day.
Finish by cleaning the surface with warm water and soap, and then wiping it with a dry cloth.
Using Acetone or nail polish remover:
Although acetone does get the job done, the paint and color on the furniture are always at risk of coming off with the glue while cleaning with it. This is because it is a chemical that’s comparatively stronger. Clean with care while following the steps below:
Take a cotton swab and moisten it with acetone
Rub the cotton swab directly onto the glue until the glue comes off
Add more acetone if needed since it tends to evaporate quickly. Keep repeating the process until the glue is properly removed.
Using WD-40 to remove glue:
While you can always use common household items to fix your glue situations, they might not always be effective enough without affecting the furniture itself. On the other hand, a lubricating cleaning agent like WD-40 is highly effective and super convenient to use.
Spray WD-40 directly onto the glue patches, and let it soak for 5-10 minutes.
After the wait, you should easily be able to wipe it off with a clean, microfiber cloth.
You may repeat the same process to remove glue if required, without worrying about damaging the furniture. WD-40 deals directly with the stubborn bond of glue, and gets right under it. Its lubricating properties make it easy to wipe off glue easily and gives your beautiful furniture a shiny finish.