How to Remove Polyurethane Glue from Clothing How to Remove Polyurethane Glue from Clothing

What You'll Need
Paint thinner
Mild soap
Warm water
Sponge
Washcloth
Scrub brush
Rubber gloves
Breathing mask

If you've recently spilled polyurethane glue on an article of clothing, you may be curious about how to remove it. If so, you'll be pleased to learn that with the right set of tools, your clothing can be polyurethane-free in no time.

Step 1 - Scrub the Clothing

If the polyurethane glue has not yet had a chance to dry, proceed to scrub the stained area with mild soap and warm water. A sponge, washcloth or scrub brush should be used to apply your soap and water. If the glue has had ample time to set in, please proceed with the next step.

Step 2 - Soak the Clothing in Paint Thinner

Having tried soap and water, you'll now need to soak the stained clothing or, if possible, the stained area of clothing, in paint thinner. When working with paint thinner, it is recommended that you don a pair of rubber gloves and a breathing mask in addition to making sure the area in which you are working is properly ventilated.

After several minutes of soaking, the polyurethane glue deposits should begin to soften, at which point you will need to gently peel them off. Once the glue has been successfully removed, repeat step 1, then give your freshly cleaned clothing a traditional machine washing.

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