Glue hardens quickly when it comes in contact with surfaces such as concrete. If the glue is left on the concrete for a long period, it is even more difficult to remove. An adhesive remover softens the glue making it easier to lift from the concrete.
Things You'll Need
- Adhesive remover
- Putty knife
- Dish detergent
- Stiff-bristled brush
Apply an adhesive remover to the glue on the concrete. The adhesive remover may come in spray, liquid or paste form. Apply the solution generously to the glue. Allow the glue to soften. This may take 30 minutes to two hours depending on the type of adhesive remover used.
Check the glue every 20 minutes to see if it has softened adequately to remove. If the adhesive remover evaporates due to dry conditions, keep adding more remover to the glue stain.
Wipe the glue stain from the concrete with a damp rag. Scrape any remaining glue fragments from the concrete with a putty knife.
Wash the concrete with a mixture of warm water and 1 tbsp. of dish detergent. Scrub any leftover stain with the cleaning solution and a stiff-bristled brush. Rinse with clean water.
- Photo Credit hoses on concrete image by pearlguy from Fotolia.com
How to Remove Flooring Adhesive From Concrete
Removing floor adhesive from concrete can be a very difficult task. Besides your tools, you will need a lot of elbow grease....
How to Remove Carpet Glue From Concrete Floor
When you have concrete floors that once had carpeting on, you'll find remnants of flooring adhesive after you remove the carpet. If...
How to Remove Outdoor Carpet From a Concrete Slab
Outdoor carpet on your front porch or patio can get grimy and filled with dirt and other germs. You may be embarrassed...
How to Remove Duco Cement
Crafting is mellow time, so whenever spills occur it's easy to jump into panic mode, especially when the spilled substance is a...
The Best Way to Remove Glue From Concrete or Cement
Glue becomes hardened on concrete or cement, making it difficult to remove. Glue placed on concrete floors holds tile or carpet in...
How to Remove Tile Adhesive From a Concrete Floor
Laying tiles over a concrete floor revitalizes a room, but removing those tiles later can be tricky, and sometimes may even require...