How to Remove Elmer's Glue from a Carpet

Elmer's Glue is water soluble, which means it dissolves on contact with water. This is good news if you spill some glue on your carpet. The main ingredients for removing water-soluble glue, whether wet or dry, are water and a towel. Don't put cleaning solutions on your carpet, since some cleaners can change its color or texture.

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Things You'll Need

  • Warm water

  • Hand towels

  • White vinegar

Step 1

Wipe the glue off the carpet with a dry hand towel if the glue is still wet. Take as much glue off the carpet as you can with the towel.

Step 2

Pour some white vinegar onto the hand towel and scrub the glue off, using circular motions. Don't scrub too hard, or you will change the carpet's texture.

Step 3

Dab warm water on the glue stain, let it soak for a minute, then scrub it with a dry hand towel. The glue should come right off.

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