How to remove glue from wooden floors
Wooden flooring is a popular choice for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms etc. It’s easy to clean and upgrades almost any room in the house. Whilst wooden flooring is easy to install, accidents can happen, especially with wood glue. In that case you need to move quickly.
When it comes to removing glue from wooden floors, follow these steps:
- If it’s only a small amount of glue then you can use a damp cloth. If the glue is still fresh then simply wipe it off with a damp cloth. For a more thorough clean, add some washing-up liquid to the cloth.
- Use heat. A larger amount of glue may prove more difficult. Grab your hair dryer and apply heat to it. The heat will weaken the bond, which means you can then use a scraper or knife to scrape it off or simply peel it off with your fingers.
- Try applying white vinegar or vegetable oil. Eucalyptus oil, lemon oil, or petroleum jelly are all particularly good at removing glue from wood. Simply soak a paper towel and press it onto the glue before leaving it for five minutes. You should then be able to peel the glue off.
- Loctite glue remover will also reliably remove glue from wood. Simply unscrew the cap, cover the area with glue remover and place a tissue on top of the area. Leave for a few hours, then remove the tissue and wipe the area clean.
Always work in a well-ventilated area with protective gloves and/or eyewear!