How to Remove Neoprene Glue

Written by amanda flanigan | 13/05/2017

Neoprene is not a well-known product even though it is a common ingredient in a variety of household items. Paints, water-resistant items, shoe soles and adhesive can all continue neoprene. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber made when chloroprene is polymerised. The most common use for neoprene is adhesive. Neoprene glue is a heavy-duty adhesive used to repair a variety of items, including furniture, vehicles, boats and wet suits. Removing spilt neoprene glue requires quick action with proper safety precautions.

Open windows and doors in the area to provide ventilation. Large amounts of neoprene will create fumes that cause nausea, headaches and dizziness.

Put out any open flames near the neoprene glue spill. Neoprene is highly flammable.

Cover the spilt neoprene glue with an absorbent material such as cat litter or sawdust. Let the material absorb the spilt glue for several minutes.

Scoop up the absorbed glue with a plastic spatula and place inside a metal container. Continue until you have removed the neoprene glue from the surface.

Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of water. Add two drops of liquid dish soap and mix with a wooden spoon. Dampen a cloth in the mixture. Blot the area with the damp cloth where the neoprene glue spilt. Continue blotting until all traces of the glue residue is removed. Pat dry with a towel.


If dizziness, nausea or headaches occur when removing the neoprene glue, move to fresh air.

Tips and warnings

  • If dizziness, nausea or headaches occur when removing the neoprene glue, move to fresh air.

Things you need

  • Cat litter or sawdust
  • Plastic spatula
  • Metal container
  • Bucket
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Cloth
  • Towel

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