How to Remove Glue From Baseboards

From super glue to fabric adhesive, removing stubborn glue stains from a baseboard requires using heat to soften the chemical compound. As glue dries, it hardens, making prying it from any surface difficult. Removing glue from a painted or unpainted baseboard requires the same procedure, although painted surfaces may need a touch up after the glue removal. The right products and procedure removes the adhesive without denting the baseboard wood.

Repaint the baseboard after removing glue stains.

Step 1

Turn a hair dryer on to the hottest heat setting. Hold the dryer nozzle 1 inch from the glue on the baseboard. Warm the glue for one minute or longer to soften the adhesive.

Step 2

Wet a nylon scrubber with 2 tablespoons of mineral spirits. Lightly rub the scrubber across the softened glue until it dislodges from the baseboard.

Step 3

Wipe the glue and mineral spirits from the baseboard with a damp cloth.

Step 4

Spray a wood conditioner onto unpainted baseboards. Wipe the excess from the wood with a clean cloth. The wood conditioner restores any oils the glue may have removed.

Step 5

Spray a lint-free cloth with a wood refinishing spray and wipe it over the affected area of the unpainted baseboards to restore shine to the wood.