Super glue is a must have around my home. It seems that no matter what little household repair turns up, super glue can handle it. What’s tough to handle is if in the process of applying super glue to a broken vase, you manage to get it all over your fingers. It’s also a problem if you get it on your clothing. Today I’ve got the simplest remedy ever to help you get super glue off your fingers without making an even bigger mess. You might even have both ingredients in your pantry already! Let’s get started.
To get super glue off your fingers, grab some coconut oil and baking soda. Mix equal parts of the two together. For example, use one tablespoon coconut oil + one tablespoon baking soda. Apply this mixture to the super glue on your fingers and set a timer for 15 minutes. Once the time is up, carefully rub your fingers together to help loosen the glue. Follow that up by washing your hands with a gentle hand soap. The baking soda can be drying to your skin, so apply some lotion after you dry your hands.
For super glue on your clothing or other surface, first use a blunt object such as a spoon to scrape away excess glue from the surface. A pure acetone nail polish remover is very effective at dissolving super glue where you don’t want it, but you will need to check for colorfastness in an inconspicuous area first. Put acetone on a white cloth and apply it only to the glue stain on fabrics. Once the acetone has softened the glue, scrape it away and launder the fabric as you normally would. Easy enough right?