How to Remove Dried Glue From Carpet

If you have children, you are probably constantly spot-cleaning food, vomit, marker, or dried glue from your carpet. Spot-cleaning can make your carpet last longer and look better. Spot-cleaning these stains can help prevent the spread of bacteria in your home. Spot-clean glue as soon as you notice it, to prevent it from settling deep into the fibers of your carpet. If you have children or pets, get into the habit of consistently checking your carpets for stains that may have been left in difficult-to-reach places.

Glue drips can settle and dry on your carpet to create a visible stain.
  1. Pick out as much of the dried glue as possible with your fingers.

  2. Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish washing detergent with one cup of warm water. Do not use a detergent that contains bleach.

  3. Dip one corner of a clean cloth into the solution, and apply it to the dried glue stain. Gently agitate the carpet fibers, but do not rub the dried glue into the carpet.

  4. Let the solution sit on the carpet for several minutes until the dried glue has been loosened.

  5. Continue to blot the stain with the cloth until you remove all the glue.

  6. Rinse the area with cold water from a spray bottle. Using a spray bottle will prevent you from overwetting the floor.

  7. Blot the area with a dry towel to remove all the excess moisture.

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.