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How to remove glue from wood floors: Safely and easily

DIY is all fun and games – until you get some glue on your beautiful hardwood flooring. Learn how to remove glue from hardwood floors with our short guide and say goodbye to sticky messes and stains, once and for all.

How to remove glue from wood floors: It’s easier than you think!

So you’ve gotten around to attaching that set of bookshelves in the living room and step back to admire your work – and notice a pesky glue stain on your beautiful hardwood floors!

Don't stress - the process to remove glue from wood floors is easier than you think and just needs one key ingredient: ice. Icing the glue stain will make the adhesive brittle enough to break it away from your hardwood floor without causing any damage. Nice and easy!

Once you’ve removed the bulk of glue from your hardwood floor, you might notice a little residue sticking around. In this case, you can use common household items that have some acidity (like vinegar) or natural oils (like peanut butter and mayonnaise) to get it off. Simply rub a small amount into the residue and wipe away with a cloth.

How to get super glue off wood floors: For stubborn stains

Ice won’t work with stubborn stains from more powerful super glues. In this case, you’ll need to use a lubricant to get super glue off hardwood floors using the following steps:

  1. Dab a small amount of lubricant on the area affected by the residue.
  2. Let sit for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Pry the glue away gently using a soft-ended object, like a cotton swab.

Make sure you’re really careful not to scrape super glue off your wooden floors with sharp-edged objects, as they can easily scratch the surface. Don’t use solvents to get super glue off wooden floors, either – they can seriously damage the finish!

How to remove glue from hardwood floors? Prevent it

You know the saying - prevention is better than cure – and that starts with choosing the right glue for the task at hand. Make sure you choose a premium, non-drip glue and avoid getting adhesive residue in unwanted places in the first place!

Loctite’s Stik’n Seal Outdoor Adhesive is a great, versatile adhesive formulated for projects and repairs both inside and outside the home. This waterproof formula dries crystal clear and bonds aluminum, brick, cardboard, ceramic, fiberglass, glass, steel, wood, fabric, leather and most plastics nice and strong. Plus, its thick, gel-like consistency won’t drip or run onto your floors – hardwood or otherwise.

Got glue somewhere else it shouldn’t be? Use Loctite Glue Remover to correct badly bonded items and get rid of unwanted glue spillages.