How to Remove Super Glue from Carpet

If you're a DIYer, crafter, model-builder, you've probably spilled at least a little super glue along the way. A spill on carpet might seem disastrous, but if you act quickly, you should be able to get the super glue out of the fibers.

Super glue spills can be cleaned with acetone.
  1. Dab up the excess super glue with a white paper towel or clean white cloth. Test the nail polish remover on an inconspicuous area of the carpet -- such as a corner or inside a closet -- to make sure it won't damage the fibers.

  2. Soak a cotton ball or the tip of a cotton swab in the nail polish remover. Dab it lightly onto the stained area; the acetone in the remover should dissolve the super glue quickly. Blot the area immediately with a clean cloth.

  3. Repeat Step 2 until all the super glue has been removed from the carpet. If any granule-like bits remain, gently scrape them off with your fingernail or a fork.

  4. Dip a white paper towel or cloth in dry-cleaning solvent. Dab at the stained area to remove any acetone remaining on the carpet. Blot the area with a dry portion of the towel until all the solvent is removed.

  5. Tip

    You can also use super glue remover on the carpet spill. Follow the instructions on the label.


    Acetone is flammable, so be sure to remove all of it from your carpeting.