How to Remove Wood Glue From Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Microfiber cloth

Wood glue is an very effective adhesive used specifically for bonding woodwork. Though intended for wood-to-wood purposes, the glue can still harden onto household surfaces and can be difficult to remove. Special precautions must be taken when attempting to remove wood glue from a carpet, which can be damaged without the proper cleaning materials. Wood glue can be easily dissolved within a matter of minutes when the right method is used.

Step 1

Heat 1 cup of white vinegar on the stove. Allow it to reach a hot temperature just before it begins to simmer.

Step 2

Pour the vinegar into a clean, plastic spray bottle. Ensure that it works properly by spraying a small amount into a sink or rag.

Step 3

Spray a generous amount of the vinegar onto the wood glue stain on your carpet. Allow it to soak the residue for at least 30 minutes before removal.

Step 4

Lightly scrub the glue with a microfiber cloth to loosen it. Avoid using excessive force, as the vinegar should allow the softened glue to be lifted with ease.

Step 5

Steam clean the affected area or use an appropriate household detergent for a thorough removal.