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How Do I Remove Super Glue From Upholstery?

Updated February 21, 2017

Dripping an instant glue such as Super Glue on upholstery may seem like an impossible stain. Super Glue binds quickly to any surface and absorbs into fabric such as upholstery. Dried Super Glue needs a chemical to soften the adhesive to remove it completely.

Blot wet Super Glue from the upholstery with white paper towels. Avoid smearing the glue as you blot carefully.

Pour acetone into an eye dropper. Place one to two drops of the acetone directly onto the dried Super Glue. Blot quickly with a paper towel. Place another one to two drops of the acetone onto the remaining glue and blot away quickly. Repeat the process, removing all the glue.

Pour 1 tbsp dry cleaning solution onto a white cloth. Dab the solution onto the remaining stain on the upholstery. Continue blotting the solution, allowing it to absorb into the upholstery.

Rinse the eye dropper and pour hydrogen peroxide into the clean dropper. Apply two to three drops of the hydrogen peroxide to any remaining stain on the upholstery. Blot the area with a damp cloth, removing the peroxide from the fabric. Blot the area with paper towels to remove excess liquid.

Tip

Test the acetone and hydrogen peroxide on the underside of the upholstery to ensure it does not discolour the fabric.

Things You'll Need

  • White paper towels
  • Acetone
  • Eye dropper
  • White cloths
  • Dry cleaning solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide
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Constance Barker, located in the hills of southern Ohio, is the owner and writer of several financial, credit report and travel websites. She started writing in 1999 for private clients and began creating website content in 2004. She gained expertise in home improvement after she and her husband built their home themselves.