How to Remove Glue from Glass

Though it is believed that glue can be dated back 80,000 years the first people to actually manufacture it in a factory were the Dutch in early 1700s. Glue has been holding things together and sticking to unwanted surfaces ever since. Glue is great when used in the right fashion on the right surfaces, but when it finds its way to places it isn't welcome, especially on glass, it can be a little tricky to remove.

Remove Glue from Glass
  1. Spray the glue with WD-40 and allow it to sit for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape away the glue with a razor blade and use a soft clean dry cloth to wipe away any residual.

  2. Cover the glue with peanut butter and use a hair dryer to heat it up. Once the peanut butter is hot, let it sit for 10 minutes before wiping it all away with a clean dry cloth or paper towel.

  3. Saturate the glue with warm soapy water and allow it soak for at least five minutes before scraping it away with a razor. Rinse the area with clean water to remove any excess debris.

  4. Heat a bowl of vinegar in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove until it is hot. Apply the vinegar to the glue with a soft clean cloth and allow it to soak for at least five minutes before scraping it away with a scraper.

  5. Apply isopropyl alcohol to the glue with a clean cloth. Allow it to soak for 2 to 3 minutes before scraping it away with a scraper.


  • When using a razor blade make sure to scrape in a direction away from the body and wear gloves. When scraping glue off of glass, be sure to keep the area wet to prevent scratching it.