How to Remove Upholstery Glue

Upholstery glue is used to glue upholstery to furniture. Occasionally, during the re-upholstery process, glue can come out of the ends of the fabric, and sometimes, with the more breathable fabrics, it can leak through the fabric a bit. This glue that comes out or through the fabric needs to be removed for a neat and professional touch to the furniture. Removing the glue is simple because most bonding agents and adhesives have one common enemy: acetone.

Most bonding agents have a common enemy: acetone.

Step 1

Stick the cotton swab into the acetone-based fingernail polish remover.

Step 2

Rub the cotton swab on the upholstery glue until it is removed.

Step 3

Clean off the acetone from your upholstery with warm water.