How to Remove Velcro Glue

Velcro is a useful tool for sticking objects together. It sticks to the surface of an object and its match sticks to another object. Good-quality Velcro is not supposed to leave behind any glue. However, there are many cases when Velcro is removed and the glue stays behind. Peeling it off with your fingers is difficult, time consuming and mostly ineffective. A citrus cleaner is safe to use on most surfaces and takes glue resin off quickly and easily.

Glue holds Velcro onto an object's surface.

Step 1

Soak a cotton ball in a citrus cleaner.

Step 2

Rub the wet cotton ball over the entire affected area until the glue is completely removed. If the glue is stubborn, use a household scrub brush (such as one used to wash dishes) to loosen it.

Step 3

Wipe the area with a cloth to remove excess citrus cleaner.

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Matt Scheer began writing professionally in 2005. His work has appeared in "The Daily Texan" and "The New York Tribune." Scheer holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in history, both from the University of Texas. He is also a certified Yoga teacher and Web designer.