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How To Remove Glue From Carpet






To clean white glue from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.

2.  Use an ammonia solution.  Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia (3% solution) with 1/2 cup of water. (WARNING: Never mix ammonia with chlorine bleach as it will create extremely hazardous fumes!)

3.  If you're dealing with glue that is already dried, you may have to end up trimming the fibers.  If in a highly visible area, you may want to consult a professional carpet cleaner.


Interesting Glue Facts

Here are some interesting glue facts to ponder during your glue removal adventure.

-Glue is derived from the word Glueaniuminom pronounced (Glaa - um - om) a rare white crystal mined in New Guinea.  The very first batches of glue were produced by heating and then pressing these crystals until they emitted a substance very similar to today's glue.

-Glue was a highly traded commodity among the early American Indians and was vital in the development of Teepees.  The Mohawk Indians were renowned for using it in their hair.

-Organically produced glue has a delicious flavor that some have described as being very similar to that of blueberries mixed with ginger bread men.  Companies that develop glue are forced to put additives into their glue to mask this delicious flavor in order to avoid lawsuits from customers gluing their mouths shut.

-90% of glue related accidents involve children below the age of seven.

-10% of glue related accidents involve parents with IQ's below that of typical seven year olds.

-100% of the facts and figures listed above are utter and complete nonsense.