How to Get Super Glue Off a Corian Countertop

Super glue lives up to its name – especially when it ends up somewhere it shouldn't. According to DuPont, the manufacturer of the Corian brand, Corian is made of nonporous material. This makes Corian particularly stain-resistant because stains cannot penetrate the material's surface. Unfortunately, some stains don't have to penetrate the surface to cause a problem. Super glue is one such stain. Super glue bonds tightly to a variety of materials, including Corian. Fortunately, you can break those bonds with household chemicals and remove the super glue from any Corian surface in your home.

Use super glue over newspaper to prevent additional accidents in the future.

Step 1

Dampen a cotton swab with acetone-based nail polish remover.

Step 2

Dab at the super glue with the cotton swab until the glue is saturated. Let the acetone sit on the super glue for five to 10 minutes. The acetone breaks the chemical bonds that hold the super glue to the Corian – making the glue easier to clean up.

Step 3

Pry away as much of the loosened super glue as possible with a putty knife.

Step 4

Repeat the process of saturating the glue with acetone and scraping it away until only small remnants of the glue remain.

Step 5

Sand away the remainder of the super glue with 400-grit sandpaper.