Maintaining the good condition and cleanliness of your carpet is not something that is always easily achieved. There are a lot of threats out there that can wreak havoc on your carpet. Examples of these are ink stains, mud stains, and paint stains. Another type of stain that many people have difficulty in addressing are ones cause by super glue. Super glue stains are particularly difficult to remove because they result in your carpet fibers getting stuck together, which can be very troublesome.
No matter how hard we try, accidents can still occur and you can end up with something like super glue on your carpet. This is not something that can’t be undone, but to be successful you must use the proper techniques. Below is a helpful guide that can assist you in cleaning up super glue from your carpet.
- What you will need to remove the super glue from your carpet is some acetone, non-bleach detergent, and some water. After gathering these essential materials, you can proceed with the steps to get the super glue off your carpet.
- You will be using the acetone directly on the carpet fibers so it is important that you test it out first in a small, out of site area to make sure it will not damage your carpet. Just select a secluded and inconspicuous part of your carpet and put a few drops of acetone on it. If nothing happens then you are safe to use it on your carpet. If you see some discoloration then this would not be the proper method for you and you should contact a professional carpet cleaner.
- Get a medicine dropper and place 4 drops of acetone on the area stained with the super glue. Let it set for several minutes to let the acetone do its job. To increase the effectiveness of this method, you can use a toothbrush and gently work the acetone into the carpet fibers. After some time, this will slowly dissolve the glue and will get your carpet back to the way it was before the spill.
- After you have dissolved the glue and untangled the carpet fibers, it is time to rinse the area of any acetone or glue residue that may be left behind. Get a teaspoon of your non-bleach detergent and mix it with a cup of water. Place the solution inside a spray bottle and spray the area you just cleaned. Then, brush the area gently with a soft-bristled brush. Lastly, rinse the solution with clean water and then dry it up using a clean rag or cloth.
Removing super glue from your carpet is not all that hard. With the steps above, you should be able to get the super glue out of your carpet without having to cut the fibers of your beautiful carpet.