How To Remove Glue from Carpet

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When you spill glue you have to act quickly to remove it. Many glues are fast drying so it’s easier to clean up the glue if it’s still wet. Pre-test the carpet to make sure it doesn’t get damaged by trying to remove the glue.

  1. First start by dabbing the glue with a damp paper towel. You may need to repeat this process with multiple damp paper towels (don’t keep using the same paper towel if it’s covered in glue)
  2. If the glue is wet and is slow drying, you will probably be able to pick up most of the glue.
  3. Make sure you get down into the fibers after you have picked up the glue on the surface.
  4. If this isn’t working with water, dip the paper towel in white vinegar then try blotting.

If the above process doesn’t work, or if the glue has dried:

  1. Take a brown paper bag (grocery bag) or a thin cloth and put the brown paper or cloth on top of the glue.
  2. With an iron on a low setting, carefully iron on top of the bag or cloth, checking frequently to see if the glue has melted and transferred onto the cloth or paper.
  3. Check the spot in 10 seconds. If you need more heat, slowly increase the temperature setting on the iron and try it again.
  4. Keep checking every 10 seconds or so, and repeat the process until the glue has melted into the cloth or paper.
  5. Do not spray the glue with water or use steam on the iron.
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Posted on August 24, 2014, in carpet cleaning, carpet stain, carpet stains, fabric cleaning, upholstery cleaning and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How To Remove Glue from Carpet.

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