How to Get Glue Out of Clothes

How to Get Glue Out of Clothes


How to Get Glue out of Clothes. If a run-in with an arts and crafts project
has led to a sticky situation, these tips will clean things up and save you money on
new clothes at the same time. You will need Butter knife Water Stain remover
Petroleum jelly Waterless hand cleaner and glue manufacturer. Step 1. Remove any excess glue by scraping it off
with a butter knife or another hard-edged instrument. Step 2. Allow the clothing to soak in room temperature
water for 24 hours, and then wash the garment and let it air dry. Check for residual glue and repeat if necessary. Step 3. Pretreat the glue with a stain remover and
wash the garment in your washing machine. Then allow the garment to air dry. Don’t use hot water, an iron, or a clothes
dryer if the glue has already hardened. Heat will cause the glue to permanently adhere
to the fabric fibers. Step 4. Apply petroleum jelly or a waterless hand
cleaner to the glue if it has already dried and hardened. Test an inconspicuous area of the garment
for staining beforehand. Step 5. Fold paper towels into several layers and
wrap the petroleum jelly and glue covered area. Allow it to sit for one hour before checking
the spot. Step 6. Contact the glue manufacturer for specific
tips if the glue is not water soluble or if it is a commercial-strength adhesive. Did you know Dr. Arie Nissenbaum discovered
an 8,000-year-old cache of collagen used as glue by mysterious Neolithic cavemen who lived
in the area of the Dead Sea.