How to Remove Glue Residue from Removed Paneling How to Remove Glue Residue from Removed Paneling

What You'll Need
A large sheet or cloth
Safety equipment: goggles and gloves
A bottle of adhesive remover
Baking soda
Warm water
A towel

Removed paneling may often be covered with glue after it has been moved. Before the paneling can be re-used, any adhesive attached needs to be taken of completely. There are many ways that this process can be achieved. The natural instinct of wanting to just scrape the glue off will be tempting, but this could leave the paneling damaged and unusable for any future use. It is much more important to take time and care during the process, using the correct materials.

Step 1 - Apply Adhesive

Take the large sheet and place it over the area that will be used for the work. This will protect surroundings from excess adhesive remover. Put on the safety goggles and gloves, and spray the paneling with a large amount of adhesive remover. This should always be the first method used to remove glue residue. Any others methods should only be applied once this method has failed.

Step 2 - Air Paneling

Leave the paneling in the center of the large cloth for the recommended period of time. The time will vary, depending on the strength of the adhesive remover. This information should be on the product bottle. Leaving the paneling to air will allow the adhesive remover to slowly soften and seep into the glue residue. This will make the glue residue softer and will have the same effect that warm water does on removing a label from a bottle.

Step 3 - Carefully Scrape

Use the scraper to carefully and gently scrape away the glue residue from the paneling. This should not be difficult to do as the glue will be softened by the adhesive remover. Do this until the paneling is visibly clear of any remaining glue residue. If there are any areas of tough glue residue left, apply a little more adhesive remover and wait a little longer before scraping. Be careful, because it will still be possible to damage the paneling.

Step 4 - Apply Baking Soda

If there are still some areas of glue residue after the adhesive remover has been applied and the scraping method has been employed, use a small amount of baking soda as an alternative. Mix equal parts of baking soda with water and combine the two until a paste has formed. This can be scrubbed over glue residue until it becomes soft and loose. The adhesive remover will already have done much of the work. The paste can be easily wiped or washed away in the next step.

Step 5 - Wipe Paneling

Take two or three sponges and soak them in warm water. Wipe down the paneling thoroughly. The warm water should act as an agent to remove any small bits of remaining glue residue that has not come off of the paneling during scraping. The paneling should feel smooth under your hand after this step has been completed. Re-use the paneling at a later date for a given purpose or function.



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