Super glue sticks to everything, which is why it’s so powerful. But this fast-drying glue bonds rapidly due to a chemical reaction with ions from water in the air, which can spell disaster if you get glue on your clothes. It’s important to wait for the stain to dry first as it will be much easier to remove and to use a washing liquid with bleaching agents, like Ariel. It’s harder to remove super glue than normal glue, because it sets as part of a chemical reaction, but follow our Ariel stain solutions to get tips on how to remove super glue stains.
Removing super glue stains
Remove excessScrape off as much of the glue as possible, taking care not to spread the glue further. If the glue is dried and has hardened before you have had the chance to treat the stain, you can soak the garment for approximately 30 minutes to soften it enough to scrape off.
Pre-treatDab nail varnish remover onto the affected piece of material, unless it’s a synthetic fabric, such as nylon or polyester.
LoadPlace the stained garment into the washer, along with other similar items.
DoseYou can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing liquid, so just dose correctly with washing liquid, and place it in your washing machine, on top of your clothes.
WashWash your clothes on your usual cycle, at the hottest wash temperature allowed by the instructions on the garment’s fabric care label.
UnloadWhen the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the super glue stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before drying. Tumble drying stained clothes will set the stain, so make sure the stain has been completely removed before drying the garments.
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 other arts and crafts stains like paint stains or clay stains. The good news is, when it comes to stain removal Ariel can help you see outstanding results in the first wash!