How to Remove Dried Elmer's Glue

Elmer's glues, an all-purpose household glue that works on a variety of objects, can sometimes drip on unwanted areas. If the Elmer's is still wet, just wipe it up with a wet cloth or paper towel. However, if the glue has dried, removing it becomes a more difficult process.

Step 1

Scrape off as much of the dried glue as possible with the edge of a putty knife or an old spoon.

Step 2

Soak a rag or towel in warm water. Rub the towel on the dried glue spot until the glue becomes moist and loose. Scrape off more glue with the putty knife or spoon.

Step 3

Scrub the area with a damp abrasive pad or rag to remove the last traces of glue residue.

Step 4

Create a glue stain removing solution with water and white vinegar, if glue remains on the fabric after Step 3. Mix one cup warm water and one cup white vinegar in a bowl. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

Step 5

Spray the glue-stained area with the mixture. Wait five minutes. Blot the area with a clean cloth until the stain disappears.

Step 6

Rinse the area with clean water. Blot the area with a dry cloth to remove any residue from the stain remover.