Glue off PVC – easy as 1-2-3!

Glue removal made simple: How to remove PVC glue

Accidents happen, but when they do, it’s essential to remove PVC glue or super glue stains properly. This guide will show you how to do it simply and effectively!

How to remove super glue from vinyl flooring

As far as flooring goes, vinyl is very popular due to its versatility, the ease with which it can be installed and its value for money. But what can you do if you end up getting PVC glue or super glue on your vinyl floor? Accidently spilling glue is easy enough, but cleaning it up is even easier.

Removing super glue from vinyl floors is easily done by following these steps:

  1. Glue that has set can be removed with a plastic scraper – a gentle approach will prevent damage to the floor.
  2. Dampen a clean and smooth cloth with an acetone-based nail polish. Then dab at the spot without soaking the area.
  3. Loctite glue remover will also remove super glue from vinyl flooring. All you need to do is unscrew the cap, cover the area with the glue remover and place a tissue on top. Leave for a few hours before removing the tissue and wiping the area clean. 
  4. If the super glue won’t budge, you can reapply the Loctite glue remover or try to gently pry away the loosened glue. 
  5. Having removed the glue, clean up the acetone or glue remover left on the surface with a cloth.

How to remove glue from a PVC pipe

When working with PVC glue, the goal is of course to prevent spills. But it can be tricky to work with and you may end up asking yourself “how easy is it to remove glue from PVC piping?”

It’s actually not that hard. First, remove the PVC adhesive with a cloth, as soon as the spillage occurs. While PVC glue is still wet, it will come off easy. Once it has set, however, you need to use some acetone on a clean rag to wipe it up.

Fully dried glue on a PVC pipe can be dealt with, but you’ll need a special solvent to loosen it up. Using acetone won’t do the trick here.

PVC cement is actually a chemical solvent! It fastens pieces of pipe together by creating strong bonds that becomes stronger than the actual fittings and the pipe that surrounds it. The pipes essentially become welded together.

How to remove PVC glue: Start with the right adhesive

The faster you can respond to spilt PVC glue or super glue, the quicker you can get it cleaned up. Most adhesives require a little time to set and some formulas are even designed to be repositionable which means you have a window in which to quickly wipe away any unwanted drops.

If this is something you are concerned about, be sure to use a product like Loctite 60 Sec. All-Purpose Glue. This all-purpose glue gives you a full 60 seconds to reposition the parts and wipe away spills. It also has a non-drip gel formula that’s suitable for vertical applications and minimizes the likelihood of any spillage. Furthermore, it can be used effectively on a number of different surfaces.

When you know you are working with plastics and need a heavy duty bond, the right glue for you is Loctite Super Glue All Plastics. It has a rapid dual-action adhesive system that is specially designed to work on plastic to form resilient and invisible bonds. It bonds relatively quickly but still gives you those crucial seconds to clear up any spills.