Ways to Remove Glue From Wood Furniture

Austin furniture storeYou were using super glue for a quick project, and some dropped onto your wood table from your favorite Austin furniture store. Or, your child covered his wooden chest of drawers with stickers. How do you remove glue/adhesive from solid wood without damaging the surface? Keep reading for some effective and inexpensive tips to try.

Did you know orange peels can be used to dissolve glue? Rub the peel onto the small adhesive stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes and then wipe the surface clean with a rag. For a solution that’s less messy, go with an orange-based cleaner.

Rubbing Alcohol
This solution works particularly well for adhesive left behind from stickers. Simply soak a cotton ball with the alcohol and rub in a circular motion until the stain is gone.

Dish Soap
If your solid wood furniture has a heavy surface finish that helps protect from moisture, apply some dish detergent and warm water, and then rinse with a damp cloth. Use a gentle dish detergent for hand-washing dishes rather than detergent for the dishwasher.

Petroleum Jelly
If the wood surface is finished, apply some petroleum jelly and let sit for several hours. This should loosen up the adhesive enough so you can rub it away with a clean cloth.