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How to remove super glue from corian

Updated February 21, 2017

If you spill super glue on your Corian countertop, your first instinct may be to grab a cloth and wipe it up. Unfortunately, this will not work. Not only will rubbing or wiping spread the glue, by the time you grab a rag or paper towel, the glue will likely harden and dry to the countertop surface. If the glue is still wet, dab it away. If it has hardened, hot water or acetone will liquefy and help dissolve the glue, eventually removing it. Depending on how much glue you spilt, it may take several attempts to remove all of the super glue.

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  1. Dampen a soft cloth under the hottest sink water you can stand to touch. Wring the cloth to remove excess water.

  2. Lay the soft cloth over the super glue spot. The heat will work to loosen and liquefy the super glue. Allow the cloth to sit on the glue for 15 minutes, or until the cloth begins to reach room temperature.

  3. Wipe away the liquefied glue with a rag or paper towel. Do not use any fabrics that are not disposable, as the super glue will harden and damage the fabric. Repeat the process until you remove all of the super glue.

  4. Dampen a soft rag or cotton ball with acetone or an acetone-based nail polish removed.

  5. Dab the acetone into the super glue. Do not rub, as this will spread the glue. Soak the entire super glue spot with acetone. Allow the acetone to work into the glue for five to 10 minutes.

  6. Continue dabbing the spot with the cloth or cotton ball to remove it.

  7. Dampen a soft cloth with warm, soapy water. Wipe the Corian countertop to remove all acetone and super glue residue.

  8. Warning

    Do not use abrasive cleaners, such as hard-bristled brushes. This may scratch the Corian surface. Do not attempt to scrape the glue from the countertop. This can scratch and gash the surface.

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Things You'll Need

  • Soft cloth
  • Paper towel
  • Acetone
  • Liquid dish soap

About the Author

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.

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