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How to Remove Gorilla Glue From Clothes

Gorilla Glue acts as a strong adhesive that allows you to complete a project. If you accidentally drop gorilla glue on your clothes, you can remove the glue with common household items. You can salvage clothing if you take action to remove the Gorilla Glue immediately, but sometimes cleaning efforts fail. To prevent getting glue on your clothing, wear old clothes when using the product so that you do not stain the ones you care about the most.

Allow the Gorilla Glue to dry before removing it from the clothing. Peel dried glue off carefully so that you do not rip the fabric material. Remove as much of the glue in this way as possible.

Soak the clothing or glue stain in acetone. The acetone will help to loosen the glue from the fabric. Peel any remaining glue from the clothing as it soaks, and continue to soak until you remove most of the glue from the clothing.

Wash affected clothes in warm water with a detergent. Hang the clothing to dry, and continue to remove the glue if you can still see it.

Soak paint thinner over the glue stain. Do this in a well-ventilated room to avoid breathing fumes. Launder the clothing with warm water and detergent, and hang it to dry.

Use a commercial glue remover on the clothing as a last resort. The remover will dissolve the glue, but it can also damage your clothes.

Tip

Test inconspicuous areas on the clothing with the acetone and other cleaning ingredients such as paint thinner or glue remover to ensure it will not ruin the fabric. Remember not to place affected clothing in the dryer, which can set the stain and make it more permanent.

Things You'll Need

  • Acetone
  • Detergent
  • Paint thinner
  • Commercial glue remover
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Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.