How to get super glue out of clothes

Super glue sticks to everything, which is why it’s so powerful. It dries super quickly due to a chemical reaction, so it’s harder to remove than normal glue. So, we understand the panic if it gets on your clothes by accident, but there’s no need to worry, Ariel has got you covered. Read on to discover what steps you can take if you’re wondering how to remove super glue from your clothes, be it a regular pair of jeans or your favourite white shirt.

6 steps on how to remove super glue from your clothes

If you’ve got super glue on your clothes somehow, don’t rush to the bathroom to wash it off immediately. It’s easier to remove it once it’s dried, so waiting a few minutes can actually help you. Now, let’s see what the actual part of removing super glue from your clothes looks like.

Removing super glue stains

  • 1

    Remove excess super glue from fabric

    Take a blunt knife or a spoon and scrape off as much of the glue as possible, while making sure you’re not spreading the glue further. If the glue is has hardened too much, you can soak the garment for approximately 30 minutes to soften it enough to scrape off.

    Remove excess
  • 2

    Pre-treatment of the stain

    Check if your nail varnish remover has acetone in it, and gently dab it onto the affected piece of material to break the super glue down. Skip this step in case of nylon or polyester clothes, since the acetone may damage them.

    Pre-treat
  • 3

    Load a washing machine

    Place the stained garment into the washer, along with other similar items.

    Load
  • 4

    Dose washing liquid

    Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing liquid. Make sure you dose correctly and place the cap in your washing machine, on top of your clothes.

    Dose
  • 5

    Wash your clothes

    Wash your clothes on your usual cycle, at the hottest wash temperature allowed by the instructions on the garment’s fabric care label.

    Wash
  • 6

    Unload the washing machine

    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

    Unload

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Super glue stains are not the only seemingly impossible stains to remove. You can also have trouble with other glue stain removal, as well as general arts and crafts stains like paint stains or clay stains. The good news is, when it comes to stain removal, a powerful detergent, like Ariel can easily help you see outstanding results in the first wash!

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