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How to remove glue stains from countertops: a simple and effective way

Anna OnishchenkoLife
How to remove glue stains from countertops

If you are a crafts person or have children who need to make various crafts for art classes from time to time, you have probably encountered glue stains on your countertops. They usually appear out of the blue, spoiling the aesthetics of your kitchen.

Removing these stains can seem like a daunting task, as glue sticks to different surfaces very strongly. However, House Digest has shared a simple and effective way to help you get rid of glue without any extra effort.

Countertops are usually made of very durable materials, but you still have to be careful when trying to clean stubborn stains to avoid leaving scratches.

How to properly remove a glue stain

Many people are confused about when to wipe off a glue stain. Some people believe that it is better to wipe the stain off immediately before it dries. But in this case, there is a chance that a thin adhesive film will remain smeared on the surface, which will be difficult to get rid of.

Therefore, it is better to wait until the glue dries, then apply a little dishwashing detergent and start gently rubbing the dirt with a regular sponge dipped in hot water. Keep rinsing the sponge and reapplying the soap until the adhesive is completely gone.

What to do if you can't remove the glue completely

If you still have a stain on your countertop after trying to clean the glue with a hot sponge and detergent, you'll need to arm yourself with something to scrape it off. The main thing is to avoid metal tools, as they can scratch the surface. Instead, use a plastic spatula.

How to remove superglue from the surface

The cleaning method mentioned above won't work with superglue. Instead of rubbing it with a sponge, it is better to put ice on the dried spot for about 5 minutes. After that, the superglue will easily peel off the surface and leave no traces.

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