Hi mums,
I have dropped some glue on the carpet and don’t know how to get it out. Not sure what type I glue it was, it’s red and had stuck on very well. Any ideas? How do I get glue out of carpet?


Posted anonymously, 13th December 2014


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  • You could try turps. I’ve used it to get paint out and I think it also breaks down glue.



  • heat, or maybe nail polish remover? not sure



  • I have not much experience with red glue! you could try boiling water maybe? interested to follow comments!



  • I actually purchased a bottle of Diggers White Spirits from Bunnings and have used it many times, it is used as a dry cleaning fluid. I have applied it to stains on cloths and also used it on stains on the carpet.
    Hope you have success with the stain removal, this may-be the season for red and green but red glue on the carpet is a bit much to handle and rather a worry. BEST OF LUCK.



  • Try this method

    #2- Pressing. If that didn’t work or if the glue has dried a bit, grab some brown paper (a grocery bag works well) or a thin cloth. You’ll need an iron as well. Place the paper/cloth on the stain and heat up your iron. Use a medium setting and turn off any steaming functions. When the iron is warm, press it onto the paper/cloth. Keep your hand moving and be sure not to touch the iron directly to the carpet. The glue should turn into a liquid from the heat and be absorbed by the paper/cloth. You may need to repeat this multiple times, replacing the paper/cloth as necessary.

    The idea comes from here, and there are other methods listed that you could try
    http://firstchoicecarpetcleaners.com/how-to-clean-glue-out-of-carpet/



  • Try eucalyptus oil, it is inexpensive has an awulk smell but works rather well. You may also try nail polish remover also works well on natural fibers.



  • I am interested in finding out this answer also. My kids have put glue on my carpet and I tried soaking with water but this has not helped. I think it may have been a glue stick or PVA glue that is on the carpet.



  • wow i don’t know! hopefully someone will tell you an answer, hopefully it’s easy to solve! have you tried anything yet


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