Updated On May 18, 2020

How To Get Eyelash Glue Off Clothes

In the trend of looking beautiful by applying mascara and other cosmetics on your eyelashes, you make them weak and brittle. To overcome this problem and reduce the bad impact on natural lashes, people have started inclining towards false eyelashes. Usage of false eyelashes gives you a chance to grow your natural eyelashes thicker and healthier.

Many people believe that false eyelashes can damage your natural ones but it is not true. The only thing which is required to keep your natural lashes out of any kind is to ensure that a proper and correct application is used to fix your false eyelashes. 

Eyelash glue is meant to fix eyelash extensions to your natural lashes but it is a different ball game altogether when it is dripped on your apparels. But don’t panic as there are some simple ways to get rid of the glue completely from your attires. It is in this regard some specific household items can solve the purpose of removing stains of eyelash glue by working as a rapid substitute.

When fixed appropriately with extreme caution, some fake eyelashes are good enough to make the mother nature fool – after all, it lies in the talent of application. Eyelash glue is often used to fix the fake lashes to eyelids. It is very hard to get the fake eyelashes fixed in the right manner, but what happens when the eyelash glue is spilled on your clothes. Here in this blog, we will try to explore a few ways to remove eyelash glue from the fabric with ease.

What items are needed for removing glue from clothes?

  • Nail polish remover
  • Paper towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Emery board or sandpaper
  • Liquid laundry cleaner
  • Washing machine
  • Vinegar
  • Oil
  • Acetone

First of all, the glue should be dry before trying to remove it.

Nail polish remover: You should take the square of paper towel and put some nail polish remover on it. Before proceeding with this technique you should apply a little nail polish remover on the fabric to see if at all it causes harm or staining.

Paper towel: You should moisten that spot that has glue with the paper towel that is already wet with the nail polish remover. Hold it for some time.

Toothbrush: You should rub the spot rapidly with the help of a toothbrush. You will notice that after rubbing the spot, some flakes of glue are falling off. You need to wet the cloth depending on the amount of glue present on the fabric. Rub it with the help of the toothbrush a few times before it is completely taken out.

You also need to follow similar steps on the other side of the cloth as well if the glue has reached all the way through.

Emery board or sandpaper: Even after following the aforesaid steps judiciously the glue has not come out properly, then mildly run your emery board or sandpaper exactly on the glue spot. But do not rub very hard on the cloth as there are more chances of the cloth being damaged or ruined.

Liquid laundry cleaner: You should pour a few drops of liquid laundry detergent on the spot and rub it very mildly with your fingers after the glue spot has been removed. Afterward, wash the cloth in your washing machine and check the label to make sure that it is impeccable with your cloth and you are using it aptly. 

Once the cloth has been washed and if there are still stains of glue, then do not put it in the dryer as the heat generated from the dryer will make the stain stubborn and permanent.

Washing machine: You can remove the stain with the help of lighter fluid, but make sure you have tested it on the cloth to elude an added stain. If the cloth passes the test, put a small amount of fluid directly on the stain, and then rub it with the toothbrush using a similar process as you had conducted by using the nail polish remover. Then wash the cloth again in the washing machine.

Vinegar: This home remedy is safe to use on all types of cloth. However, stain removers infused with chemicals may cause harm to fragile materials, such as silk and leather. Heat a small amount of white vinegar and pour it into a plastic spray bottle.

Afterward, spray the dried glue and allow the vinegar to soak for at least half an hour before sponging the glue. This process is very effective, but at the same time involves adequate time in its preparation.

Oil: Different kinds of oils can also be used to remove the glue as some of these dissolve adhesives quite efficiently. The best options are olive, canola, and sunflower oils. You have to wait for the glue to loosen, then wipe it off. Once you have taken out the glue, you can then proceed to wash clothes. Once they are dry, you can repeat the process if any glue if left behind.

Acetone: You all might be aware that Acetone is a chemical used in products, such as nail polish and paint remover. Acetone, when used sparingly, can help remove glue from clothes by dissolving and breaking the adhesive compounds into the water.

Once the glue is dissolved, use a soft toothbrush or a clean cotton cloth to rub the affected area gently to remove the glue. Remember not to use too much quantity of acetone as it may cause your cloth to bleed the color. This is the reason why acetone is preferred to remove glue only from white or colorless fabric.    

Wrap Up

After going through the aforesaid tips and tricks to get the glue off your clothes, you must have understood that it is not as hard as it seems to be. Though the process and time taken to get rid of glues might be time-consuming what you need is a little skill of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and extra time on laundry day.

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