Jean asked: How do I remove false nail glue from the arm of a Dralon suite? Some weeks ago, I spilled the false nail glue on the arm of a suite. There are two thick globs. Can you recommend something I can use to get it off? Thank you.
When adhesive comes in contact with fabric, prompt removal is the key to successful removal. Sometimes, it just isn’t possible to get to it right away. This no-mess method of removing dried glue works well without the risk of damaging fabrics.
You Will Need:
- WD-40 No Mess Pen
- Blunt edged object
- Soft cloth
- Foam upholstery cleaner
Steps to Remove the Adhesive:
- Use the WD-40 Pen to apply WD-40 directly to the dried nail glue.
- Wait a few moments to allow the WD-40 to be absorbed by the glue.
- Test to see if the glue is pliable. When it is, use a blunt edged object such as a butter knife or spoon to gently edge between the glue and the fabric. If necessary, apply additional WD-40. If the globs are thick, it may be necessary to remove it in layers.
- If any residue remains in the fibers, reapply WD-40 and blot gently with a soft cloth. Avoid scrubbing or rubbing the glue, as this will push it further into the fibers. Blotting with a clean portion of the cloth each time will help to lift the glue from the fabric.
- Once the residue is gone, follow up with a foam upholstery cleaner designed to lift greasy stains. This will ensure all traces of WD-40 are removed from the fabric.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Be sure to apply foam cleaner as soon as you remove the glue residue if you’ve had to apply WD-40 to the Dralon. This should prevent a grease stain from appearing or setting on the arm.
- Test for color fastness before using upholstery cleaner. It’s best to do this before removing the glue so that the WD-40 is not left sitting on the fabric any longer than necessary.