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How to Get Rid of the Smell of Super Glue

Updated February 21, 2017

Super Glue contains chemicals that have a very strong odour. Because of this, it is important to always work in a well-ventilated area to make sure the odours don't settle into areas of your home. If you failed to do this or if you accidentally spilt Super Glue, the smell might remain long after the glue has dried or been removed. The smell will eventually dissipate but you can speed up the process with products that absorb and neutralise odours. Use natural products that will not damage children or pets if accidentally ingested.

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  1. Open all of the doors and windows in the room that smells like Super Glue.

  2. Turn on ceiling fans to encourage air flow. This will help work the smell out of the room.

  3. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar.

  4. Spray the white vinegar over the surfaces in your home that smell like Super Glue. Do not spray natural stone surfaces, as white vinegar will etch stone.

  5. Wipe the white vinegar up with cloths.

  6. Sprinkle baking soda on any soft surfaces in your home that have absorbed the Super Glue smell.

  7. Let the baking soda sit for several hours.

  8. Sweep up the baking soda and throw it away.

  9. Fill a bowl with white vinegar. Place the bowl in the centre of the room. The white vinegar will evaporate and will neutralise the odours in the room.

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Cloths
  • Baking soda

About the Author

Kaye Wagner

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.

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