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How to Remove Glue from Clothes

Glue and adhesive residue stains can be tough to remove. Learn how to get glue out of clothes and fabric with bleach including super glue and nail glue stains.

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One
Pre-Soak
Pre-soak the item in warm water for 30 minutes.

Two
Wash
Use the hottest setting recommended with regular detergent. For white, bleachable items without spandex, add ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach2. For other items, use regular detergent and Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster.

Three
Dry
Air-dry and then check for success.

Four
Repeat
Stains that have sat for days before washing may need a second treatment for complete removal.

Tip

Do Start by checking care labels. Avoid bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather and any item containing spandex.