8 Glue Removing Tips
Spilled glue can create quite the sticky situation. But you're not stuck without options: Try any of these simple, smart solutions, and you can rid nearly any household surface of glue residue quickly.
1. Cutex Nail Polish Remover.
To clean dried glue from any surface, rub the adhesive with a cotton ball saturated with Cutex Nail Polish Remover. Test it first on an inconspicuous place.
2. Peanut Butter.
To clean glue from any surface or the adhesive left behind by a sticky label or price tag, cover the dried glue with a dab of Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky), wait two minutes, and wipe clean. The oils in the peanut butter dissolve the adhesives in the glue.
3. Miracle Whip.
To remove glue from any surface, cover the dried adhesive with a dab of Miracle Whip, wait three minutes, and wipe clean. The Miracle Whip works as a solvent to dissolve the gums in the glue.
4. Pam Cooking Spray.
Give dried glue on any surface a quick spritz of Pam Cooking Spray, then wipe clean. The oils in the cooking spray dissolve the adhesives in the glue.
5. Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer. Cover the dried glue with a dollop of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, wait a few minutes, and wipe clean.
6. Skin So Soft Body Lotion. To remove glue from any surface, pour Skin So Soft Body Lotion over the dried glue and wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
7. WD-40. Clean dried glue from any hard surface by spraying the spot with WD-40, waiting thirty seconds, and wiping clean.
8. Wesson Corn Oil. To clean glue or adhesive from any surface, add a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil to the spot and then wipe clean.