How Can I Soften Gorilla Glue When It Has Hardened in the Bottle?


Gorilla Glue is like no other type of adhesive. It works both inside and outside of the home, from stone, wood and metal to ceramic, glass and foam. The product forms a strong bond and doesn't break down even when exposed to the weather elements. Sometimes Gorilla Glue might harden in the bottle if the cap is left off and it's exposed to air or if it was stored improperly. Although it's impossible to soften an entire bottle of Gorilla Glue that has cured, if just part of the bottle is thick or hard, you can try to soften it with a quick home remedy.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Large cup
  • Take the cap off the bottle and remove the spout. Take a screwdriver and stick it inside the bottle opening to break away any hard, crusty layer of glue that may have formed. Pull the crusty layer out with the screwdriver and discard it.

  • Put the spout and lid back on the bottle of Gorilla Glue.

  • Fill a large cup three-quarters full with hot water. Carefully place the entire bottle of glue into the cup.

  • Let the Gorilla Glue sit in the cup of hot water for about 15 minutes. Take it out and squeeze the bottle to loosen up the glue inside. Take off the cap and check to see if the glue has softened. If not, put it back in hot water until it's soft.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not microwave a bottle of Gorilla Glue.

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