It might seem like a disaster if you’ve spilled super glue on your beautiful countertops. Knowing how to remove superglue from kitchen or bathroom countertops without damaging them can save the day. Find out how with our guide.
Why you need to know how to remove super glue from countertops
Knowing how to remove super glue from countertops is important, because using the wrong cleaning product to clean up the mess can ruin your countertops. Kitchen and bathroom countertops, for example, are expensive to replace. Yet any adhesive can safely be removed without causing damage to the surface if you follow our quick and easy steps.
How to get super glue off counters — it depends on the glue
Super glue is a solvent-based adhesive and the spill is either still wet or already hardened. Wet super glue can be cleaned up using acetone (nail polish remover). If the glue has already set, then you need to hold ice on the spill for five minutes until the glue becomes brittle. If you apply pressure to the frozen glue, it will fracture. Any remaining residue is easily removed using vinegar or a different natural oil like olive oil or peanut butter. Learning how to remove super glue from kitchen or bathroom countertops properly will eliminate permanent glue damage.
How to remove super glue from countertops: Pro tips
Resin-based and plastic-based countertops:
- If the super glue is still wet, apply a small amount of acetone to a rag and quickly wipe up the spill. Then immediately clean the area with a damp soapy cloth.
- If the super glue is dry, apply ice in a bag to the glue for five minutes until it becomes brittle and can be removed in chunks by applying pressure with your fingers. Remove any residue with small amounts of acetone and clean with a natural oil like vinegar or peanut butter. Lastly, clean the surface with a damp soapy cloth.
- Acetone or a razor blade can be used to remove the super glue without harming the countertop.
Find out how to remove super glue from countertops and other common surfaces.
How to get super glue off any countertop: Prevention is key
Before you start any job, give yourself the best chance for success and start with the right tools! Don’t just grab any old glue, reach for one that you know will be easy to use and effective.
LePage has some great applicators to reduce the potential for spillage. Check out our
Super Glue Ultra Gel Control that sets in seconds. The easy-to-use side squeeze bottle allows for pinpoint use and doesn’t spill when dropped. This gel is ideal for vertical applications with its no drip formula — keeping your counters safe!
Lepage also has a premium Super Glue Ultra Liquid Control product that won’t spill on your countertops thanks to its easy-to-control bottle. It dries transparent and forms a strong bond that sets in seconds. The bottle is designed to be non-clog, so you know it will always be there in a pinch!