How to Remove Glue Stains from Carpet

COIT’s Guide to Remove Glue from Carpet

Who doesn’t love walking around on clean, plush carpet while you’re relaxing at home? Sure, the everyday spills happen, but with proper carpet care techniques, your carpet can stay in pretty good shape over the years.

But what happens when you spill glue? How to remove glue from carpet is a common question on a lot of people’s minds.

With COIT’s step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to get rid of the majority of glue stains without too much hassle.

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible.

Glue Stain Removal

How to Get Glue Out of Carpet – Method # 1

  1. One of the most critical things you can do when trying to remove glue from carpet is act quickly. As soon as you discover the glue stain, be sure to take action, as many kinds of glues are especially quick-drying.
  2. Take a sharp knife and carefully scrape any glue residue off of the affected area on the carpet.
  3. If the glue has hardened, you may need to scrape for a longer period to loosen the substance from the carpet fibers.

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How to Get Glue Out of Carpet – Method # 2

  1. Take a paper towel and dab the glue stain (yes, it’s as simple as that).

This method is only effective if the glue is still wet. If the glue is dry, it won’t be able to transfer to another material and off of your carpet. This is where professional carpet cleaning services may be a good option to consider.

How to Remove Glue from Carpet – Method # 3 (for dried glue)

  1. Cover the glue stain with a thin cloth.
  2. Using a household iron, begin to heat up the glue by running a hot iron over the cloth, which is sitting on top of the glue stain.
  3. The glue should turn into a liquid substance, which will then be absorbed into the thin cloth. If you do a lot of arts and crafts and use hot glue guns, this is a particularly good way to get rid of unwanted glue stains or small drippings.

How to Get Glue Out of Carpet – Method # 4

  1. If you discover the glue stain long after it has dried and hardened, grab a pair of household scissors.
  2. Slowly and carefully cut the affected area of the carpet to remove the glue residue. This method only works on thick carpets with long fibers.


Trying one or more of the above-mentioned methods should keep your carpet free from glue stains. If you can't remove glue stains on your own contact out pro cleaners and don't forget to checkout our coupons!

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.


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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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