How to Remove Krazy Glue From Your Skin

Things You'll Need

  • Acetone nail polish remover

  • Small bowl or cup

  • Towel or cloth

  • Mild dish detergent

  • Water

Krazy Glue is much stronger than your average Elmer's

Krazy Glue, an incredibly strong, useful adhesive, works great for repairs or projects requiring a little more oomph than your average glue. But like any adhesive, Krazy Glue can be messy if you're not careful, getting on your skin and drying fast, binding your fingers together so tight it hurts to try and pull them apart. Don't panic. Removing Krazy Glue from your skin is easy and harmless as long as you keep your cool.

Step 1

Pour some acetone nail polish remover into a small cup or bowl or on a cloth or towel, depending on the area you're working on.

Step 2

Apply the nail polish remover to the afflicted area. If you glued your fingers together, keep them in the cup or bowl with the polish remover. If the glue is another area, such as your arm or other part of your body that won't fit in the cup or bowl, use the cloth to apply the nail polish remover.

Step 3

Let the area soak in nail polish remover to soften the bond and dissolve the glue.

Step 4

Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water to remove any excess glue.


If you don't have nail polish remover on hand, soak the area in warm water with a mild detergent. Let it soak and roll the afflicted skin to help break the bond. Take your time and soak the area as long as necessary.


Don't try pulling Krazy Glue from your skin.