How To Remove Super Glue From Hands
If you want to know how to remove super glue from hands, you're in luck. Super glue is notorious for sticking to skin and being difficult to remove it. Since the acrylic resin is made primarily from cyanoacrylate, the only thing that really works to break it down quickly is acetone, or acetone-containing nail polish remover. Gather a few household items to get started.
- Acetone or nail polish remover with acetone
- coarse nail file
- 2 bowls
- cotton balls
- rounded utensil
- Start by soaking the hands in a bowl of warm soapy water. Do this for about five minutes, or until super glue is softened.
- When glue feels softened, try to peel it off with your fingers. If your fingers are stuck together, don't pry them apart. Instead, use a rounded utensil to gently separate them. You can also use the nail file to aid in the removal.. File over the glue gently. This may help to remove it more easily.
- If this doesn't work, fill another bowl with acetone or nail polish remover. Either soak the hands in the nail polish remover or use cotton balls soaked in acetone. Apply them to the areas with the glue, and try to rub it away. The acetone should work to dissolve the remaining glue. Don't do this for too long because it can cause irritation to the skin.
Use caution when working with super glue. It only takes a drop to stick your fingers together, and much more time and work to remove it. Never try to pull stuck skin apart, because it can cause the skin to tear off. Make sure to soak it first, and apply the acetone or nail polish remover before you try to separate the fingers. Pure acetone is very strong, so you shouldn't soak your hands in it, just use the cotton balls to rub it away.
Remove Super Glue