How to Get Super Glue Out of a Suede Couch

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Things You'll Need

  • Emery board

  • Hand vacuum

  • Eye dropper

  • Acetone-based nail polish remover

  • Cleaning cloths

  • Dry cleaning solvent

  • Suede brush

Tip

Cover your work space with aluminum foil to catch any Super Glue spills.

Warning

Avoid trying to wipe or rub off the Super Glue. You're likely to make the stain worse.

Super Glue's quick bond repairs broken items.

Super Glue is effective when you need to bond two surfaces together quickly. The problem with the liquid glue is that it also bonds quickly when spilled on unintended surfaces. Fortunately, a Super Glue stain on your suede sofa doesn't have to be the end of the world. Although it's not the easiest stain to remove, you can successfully remove the glue from your suede upholstery without harming the material. Use methods and supplies that are safe for suede and effective on Super Glue stains to achieve complete removal of the stain.

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Step 1

An emery board serves as sandpaper to wear off Super Glue.

Allow the Super Glue to harden on the suede. Wear the hardened glue down by filing it with an emery board. Wear down the glue until you reach bare suede.

Step 2

Remove dust resulting from filing down the hardened Super Glue with a hand vacuum.

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Step 3

The use of an eye dropper places liquid right where it is wanted.

Fill an eye dropper with acetone-based nail polish remover. Drop the liquid onto any remaining Super Glue stains. Allow it to soak into the glue for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Blot the moistened Super Glue stains with a clean cloth to lift the glue. Apply more nail polish remover as needed until the glue residue is lifted.

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Step 5

Moisten a cloth with dry cleaning solvent. Blot the suede to clean the surface and remove the nail polish remover. Dry the surface by pressing a dry cloth into the suede. Allow the couch to air dry a minimum of five hours to overnight.

Step 6

Brush the suede with a suede brush to blend the nap.

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Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.