How to Remove Super Glue From Marble Counters

Super glue's amazing bonding ability makes it a popular choice for patching broken items. Because of the need for a steady hand when holding the traditionally small tube, people often do their repairs on a table or countertop. The stable work surface can help reduce your risk of gluing your fingers together, but a drop from the tube could drip onto your counter while you hold pieces together to dry. Super glue dripped on wooden surfaces can be sanded as a last resort, but if you're dealing with a marble surface, you'll need to try another removal method.

Close up of a tube of super glue
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The trademark on the name Super Glue was removed in 1981, the name refers to any cyanoacrylate glue

Step 1

Put on rubber gloves. Dampen a cotton swab or cotton ball liberally with acetone.

Step 2

Moisten the super glue with the acetone to soften it.

Step 3

Scrape the super glue gently off the countertop with the edge of a credit card or plastic putty knife. Repeat applying the acetone and scraping off the glue until the countertop is smooth.

Step 4

Rinse the area clean with a damp cloth.