How to remove super glue from a wood table

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How to remove super glue from a wood table
Do not attempt to remove Super Glue from your wood table while the glue is still wet. (wood texture image by Mats Tooming from

Super Glue is a quick bonding glue. Known for its bonding strength, Super Glue will stick to a surface almost instantly. If you get Super Glue on your wood table, don't panic. Although Super Glue stains often seem impossible to remove, the proper products and methods will get the glue spot off the wood. Take care when removing Super Glue from your wood table so the wood itself does not become damaged.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cotton swab
  • Acetone
  • Soft rags
  • Plastic scraper

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  1. 1

    Dip a cotton swab into acetone. Dab the acetone onto the glue stain. Take care to get the acetone only on the glue.

  2. 2

    Allow the acetone to remain on the spot for about one minute. Blot the glue spot with a soft rag.

  3. 3

    Apply more acetone and continue blotting until all of the glue is gone. Use a plastic scraper to pry the softened Super Glue from the table if blotting with the rag is not enough.

  4. 4

    Wipe down the wood table with a slightly damp rag to remove any traces of the acetone. Go over the table with a dry rag to remove any moisture.

Tips and warnings

  • It may be necessary to refinish the area of the wood table where the Super Glue spot was located.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water if you get Super Glue on your skin. Apply hand lotion to restore moisture to the skin after contact with acetone.

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