6 Simple Steps to Remove Gorilla Glue from Fabric

The worst thing that can happen when you’re working with crafts is getting glue on your clothes. You might not think it’s a big deal, but the truth is that it isn’t easy to remove and will leave stains if you don’t remove it quickly. In this article, I’ll show you how to remove gorilla glue from fabric so there are no more worries about ruining your clothes or other items in the house!

Simple steps to remove gorilla glue from fabric

1. Put on gloves and work in a well-ventilated area

Remember to put on gloves before you remove gorilla glue from fabric. It’s possible to remove it without protection, but the best thing is to protect your skin and avoid aggravating any rashes or infections that might already exist on your hands (or other parts of your body).

Put on gloves and work in a well-ventilated area

Working in a well-ventilated area will also reduce the risk of irritating yourself as much as possible. If there isn’t good ventilation where you are working then take frequent breaks so you can breathe fresh air for a few minutes before continuing again.

The less time spent with gorilla glue around you, the better! You should remove it quickly once it ends up being an issue because waiting around won’t solve anything – only make things worse by exposing yourself to more fumes over time instead of doing all you can to remove it quickly.

2. Remove any excess glue with a spatula or razor blade

2. Remove any excess glue with a spatula or razor blade

A spatula or a razor blade is an excellent tool to remove any excess glue that’s found on the surface of your fabric. Sometimes you might notice it immediately and other times not until after something has been washed, which can make it more difficult because then there isn’t as much glue left over for removal (and whatever is leftover won’t be very easy either).

Start by scraping off as much as possible with the dry side of the spatula before wetting down what’s left and trying again. A damp sponge can also help remove some if you’re concerned about getting everything completely clean – just remember to use one that doesn’t contain bleach! Bleach will remove the color from fabrics so it should only ever be used in emergencies where nothing else works.

3. Place the fabric on top of ice to cool it down and make it easier to peel off 

Once you remove any excess glue from the fabric, it’s a good idea to let everything cool down. Placing the clothing on top of the ice will make this easier because not only does it remove warmth from your garment but also helps prevent stains from forming by cooling everything as quickly as possible. This is especially helpful if gorilla glue has been left for a long time before cleaning – otherwise, there might be permanent damage!

A little trick that can be done after placing them in front of an open freezer is gently peeling off some layers until the glue starts becoming visible and then leaving those parts frozen so they’re easy to scrape off with a spatula or something else sharp.

3. Place the fabric on top of ice to cool it down and make it easier to peel off 

4. Remove glue stains with some methods below:

  • Use hairspray:

Hairspray is an incredible thing to remove glue stains from fabrics. It might be difficult to get it onto the fabric itself, but if you can spray some on and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping off with something damp (or even running through the laundry as usual) there’s no doubt that hairspray will remove all traces of gorilla glue

Hairspray is an incredible thing to remove glue stains from fabrics. It might be difficult to get it onto the fabric itself, but if you can spray some on and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping off with something damp (or even running through the laundry as usual) there's no doubt that hairspray will remove all traces of gorilla glue
  • Using alcohol:

Alcohol is another common option when removing glue stains because not only does this help remove any type of residue left behind by Gorilla Glue, but also helps keep your clothes clean and smelling fresh without much work at all! Simply pour or spray enough to cover whatever has been stained then scrub vigorously until everything comes out – simple as that!

  • Rubbing nail polish remover:

Nail polish remover is another option to remove glue stains from the fabric. In most cases, anything with a high percentage of isopropyl alcohol will work very well for this reason because it’s able to remove the majority of every type of stain in seconds.

  • WD-40:

WD-40 is another option if you don’t have anything else around the house. The primary reason it’s able to remove glue stains from the fabric so well is because of how quickly it evaporates, which means that no matter what type of fabric this has been applied onto there won’t be any residue left behind and everything will come out just like before!

Be sure not to use WD-40 on delicate fabrics such as silk or rayon because this contains petroleum distillates and may cause damage in these cases when used repeatedly without allowing for a period of time to elapse between uses. In most cases though, WD-40 should remove Gorilla Glue off any kind of material with ease – including cotton, nylon, polyester.

WD-40 is another option if you don't have anything else around the house.
  • There’s always bleach:

Bleach might be last on this list but still useful when all else fails! This should only ever be used as a final resort after trying everything else possible first

5.Wash your clothes in warm water with detergent

After using any of the methods above, it’s time to wash your clothes as usual and remove any excess glue leftover with a tool.

It might be difficult to remove from certain fabrics but if you’re able to use some kind of scraping device then removing anything that hasn’t been completely soaked up is definitely possible!

This also means that washing in warm water will help loosen whatever wasn’t removed on its own already so there’s more chance for removal this way than by going straight into cold water – although both options are available depending on what works best for you.

6. If using this method doesn’t work, try soaking in vinegar overnight before repeating above steps.

Tips when using glue to avoid glue stains on fabric

  • When using glue on fabric, always protect the area around it with newspaper or something similar
  • Always use in a well ventilated space away from any potential fire hazards because working with adhesives means there is some serious fumes involved!
  • If you can’t open up windows for fresh air (which ideally should be done) make sure you wear an appropriate mask and gloves at all times just in case of accidents outside of removing stains afterwards – although if anything does go wrong then knowing what to do beforehand will definitely help!


I hope with the help from this post, you may successfully get rid of gorilla glue from fabric. Don’t forget to share the result with us by commenting down below.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get Gorilla Glue off my couch?

You can try using a damp cloth and some liquid dish soap. Apply the soap to the area and scrub in a circular motion with the wet cloth. If this fails, you might need to use a stiff brush like a toothbrush or an old paintbrush that is no longer usable and then apply liquid dish soap (again) and scrub in much the same way. Keep applying liquid dish soap until it eventually peels off when you scrub because this means your couch is clean!

Will rubbing alcohol remove glue from fabric?

Yes, but rubbing alcohol can also remove ink from fabric if it’s left on too long.
In general, the more concentrated a substance is making it stronger and more potent- that means that rubbing alcohol will strip away glue with less time than soap would need. However, the downside to this is that at a certain point of especially high concentrations of alcohol, it can start breaking down color pigments in fabric leading to fading over time.

How do you remove Gorilla Glue stains?

The best way to remove Gorilla Glue stains is with a tougher scraped-up, such as an SOS pad or steel wool. These products work because they give the glue something to stick to and scrape off its surface. Nestle’s Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can also be beneficial for removing glue from dry surfaces and other hard-to-clean materials. For example, if you need to clean your windows… but find that nothing is working (dish soap, ammonia) then these products might do the trick! Otherwise, you’ll need a more potent solvent like lacquer thinner for oil-based glues or acetone for water-based ones.

Does acetone dissolve hot glue?

No. The acetone in the nail polish remover is actually a solvent, and hot glue is not soluble in it. For using acetone to remove nail polish from your fingers, you use the brush to apply the nail polish remover right on top of the dried nail varnish. Your finger will then melt the nails completely after a while with each swipe of a finger just before they can dry up altogether.
But for dissolving hot glue, try either carpenter’s construction adhesive or polyurethane finish products- they’re designed specifically to dissolve out other building materials.

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