Do you know how to remove gorilla glue? If you haven’t, let me tell you how you can do it quickly, easily, and safely at home without having to go to a professional bond maker. Gorilla glue is a tough adhesives product with extremely sticky qualities meant primarily for fixing very sticky bonding problems on objects and the like.
If you’ve ever had to deal with some drop of super glue on your cut finger or hand, you already know about what awaits for you if one little dot of Gorilla Glue lands on your finger or palm. And that’s why I’m writing this article today! Let’s have a look at how to remove gorilla glue from things like windows, glass, and textiles.
You probably would have heard about the term Gorilla glue several times before and know about it’s various uses in the bonding business. It’s a fairly new bonding product which acts as an extremely strong adhesive but is non-toxic and doesn’t mess up your surfaces. It’s also relatively easy to use, though its specialty properties make it better suited to interior and exterior applications.
The only problem is that you can’t really see the effects of the glue on skin until it’s all set and dried up. This makes applying or removing the stuff a bit trickier than it should be. If you’re using it on a skin area, you want to use the product right away before the glue starts to wear down the skin or it starts to leave a streak. If you try to postpone it or wait till the glue has completely dried out, you’ll have a tough time removing it as the streak will remain.
To start with, get a soft chisel and use it to scrape off the excess glue from the surface you want to work on. Start at one corner then move along until the entire area is covered. Make sure you scrape and cut away from the surface where you want to put the chisel blade. You may need to use two or three knives to scrape away excess glue and hold the chisel steady. Once you’ve got most of the excess glue removed, it’s time to move on to the next step
Try using a clean piece of cotton cloth. Spread a generous amount of glue evenly on the cloth and start working it into the skin with gentle but firm strokes. Keep working it in small circles until all of the excess glue has been removed. You’ll need to work the cloth slowly and steadily over the surface until the excess glue has been completely removed. Do this procedure again until the excess glue has been completely removed.
Next, remove any excess adhesives using a clean piece of cotton cloth. Try using different areas of the wood to remove as many of the glue bonds as possible. Work the cloth in slow circular motions to loosen up any stubborn glue bonds that may be present. If you find that you are unable to remove all of it, try soaking the affected area in warm water and applying an enzyme-based cleaner (such as Magic Eraser) to the surface in order to break up the bonds that remain.
After applying the enzyme cleaner to the affected area, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to try your first task: trying to remove as much of the glue dry as possible. To do this, work the damp rag over the surface and make sure you rub it in a circular motion. The goal is to drizzle as much of the glue off the surface as possible without wetting it. If that happens, just rinse the rag again and apply more glue on the surface to act fast.
When the glue has dried, you can then apply another coat of the glue using a damp cloth (the same one you used to apply the first coat). As you can see, learning how to remove glue from wood can be very easy if you follow these steps. You can find other How To Tips on the Magic Eraser that also have information on cleaning the surface after painting with this type of magic marker.