How to Remove Glue From Leather

Removing glue from leather is not as difficult as it may seem. Using regular household products like nail polish remover (those that contain acetone) and cotton swabs, you can remove glue stains and restore beauty to most leather products. Always test the leather by applying a small amount of nail polish remover to an area not visible on the leather. This will ensure that the nail polish remover will not discolor the leather.

Step 1

Saturate one end of a cotton swab with nail polish remover.

Step 2

Gently rub the cotton swab over the glue stain until it loosens.

Step 3

Dab the glue stain with a dry terry cloth hand towel to remove the glue. Do not wipe the glue stain as this will only make the stain worse.

Step 4

Wipe the leather surface clean using warm water and a dry hand towel.

Step 5

Wait for the leather surface to dry completely. Inspect the area to determine if all the glue has been removed. Repeat if necessary.

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