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How to Remove Crazy Glue Off of Hands

Crazy Glue is handy when you need to glue and repair small items around the home. This is a strong, quick-drying glue that has a small adhesive tip, making it very easy to spill some of the glue onto your hands. Within seconds, you are left with fingertips that may be glued together or a spot of glue on your palm that must be removed. You can remove the Crazy Glue with a few inexpensive ingredients.


Remove Crazy Glue from your hands with cotton swabs.
  1. Wash your hands with lukewarm water and mild soap. Squirt a dollop of hand soap or dish soap onto the palm of your hand. Work the soap into a lather, concentrating on the glued area of skin. Rub gently, as scrubbing away the glue can irritate your skin.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in nail-polish remover. Rub gently over the glue. Repeat until all glue is removed.
  3. Dip a cotton swab in the nail-polish remover and rub between fingers that are glued together. This will allow you to get into smaller crevices more easily. Repeat until all Crazy Glue is removed.
  4. Wash your hands once more with lukewarm water and a dollop of mild soap. This will help remove the nail-polish remover and any remaining traces of Crazy Glue.

Things You Will Need

  • Mild soap
  • Water
  • Cotton balls
  • Nail-polish remover
  • Cotton swabs

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

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