Apparel/Fabrics

Airplane Glue

Sponge with a commercial cleaner.* Cover with pad of absorbent material dampened with the commercial cleaner. Change pad as stain is picked up. Allow to dry. Apply amyl acetate to stain and cover with pad of absorbent material dampened with amyl acetate. Keep moist 15 minutes. Use a spoon to help loosen stain. Flush with the commercial cleaner. Sodium perborate bleach may remove final traces of stain.

*Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene, methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Oap Cleaner and Thinner, Goof Off, M-1 Remover, Goo Gone, K2r.

Super Glue

This stain cannot be removed.

Adhesive Tape

Apply ice to harden stain. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on absorbent paper towels or clean cloth. Sponge with a commercial cleaner.* Change absorbent material as it picks up stain. Let dry. Launder. 

*Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene, methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Oap Cleaner and Thinner, Goof Off, M-1 Remover, Goo Gone, K2r. These products can be found at hardware stores, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

Cellulose Tape

Test colors first, then sponge with alcohol. Dilute alcohol with 2 parts water for use on acetate.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always read the care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label. 
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Carpet

Blended Fibers, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool

  1. Scrape the gummy matter from the surface of the carpet using a dull knife, spoon or spatula. Don't press hard, but move the edge of your scraping tool back and forth across the stain in short strokes. Be gentle to avoid damaging the stained surface. Sponge the stained area using a commercial dry-cleaning solvent' or a commercial carpet spot lifter. Blot thoroughly and allow to dry. When dry, rub fingers through cleaned area to restore the pile.
  2. If stain persists, apply a Dry Spotter (made by combining 1 part coconut or mineral oil and 8 parts liquid dry-cleaning solvent)' to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the Dry Spotter. Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed, keeping both the stain and pad moist. Sponge the area with a dry-cleaning solvent.* Allow surface to dry completely.

* look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.

Hard Surface Floors

Brick, Concrete, Stone/masonry (Slate, Terrazzo)

Remove any excess as soon as possible. Wash with a solution of Washing (sal) Soda) or detergent (not soap) and water using a cloth or soft-bristled brush. Rinse thoroughly with clear water and allow to dry.

Resilient (Asphalt, Cork, Linoleum, Rubber)

Scrape away the gummy matter using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into warm, sudsy water and rub the gummy matter. The warm water will soften the glue so it can be removed with the sponge or cloth. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

CAUTION:

Do not use an abrasive product.

Resilient (Vinyl)

  1. Remove any excess immediately before it sets. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If residue remains, gently scrape to remove the gummy matter with the edge of a dull knife or spoon, taking care not to gouge the surface. Gently rub any remaining gummy matter with a piece of fine grade (#0000) steel wool dipped in liquid or paste polishing wax. Wipe away soiled wax as you work. Pol ish with a clean dry cloth.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Tile (Ceramic)

Rub the gummy area with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Rinse with clear water and dry.

Wood (Oiled, Painted, Polyurethaned, Varnished)

  1. Wipe up any excess as soon as possible. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the area. Rinse with a clean cloth dipped and wrung out in clear water. Polish or wax as soon as dry.
  2. If glue remains, use a dull knife or metal spatula and lightly scrape the substance from the surfar Be very careful that you don't cut or scrape the surface. Polish or wax as soon as dry. FURNITURE: ALUMINUM,

Cast/wrought Iron - Adhesive/cellulose Tape

Pick off as much of the gummy matter as possible using your fingertips or tweezers. If possible, soak the stain in warm to hot sudsy water. This should loosen the sticky substance enough to make it possible to be wiped off. Should any remain, gently rub the area in one direction only with a soft scouring pad to remove any traces of the stain.

Aluminum, Lucite, Plastic, Vinyl - Airplane Glue

Dampen a small piece of cloth, or the end of a cotton swab with a commercial dry-cleaning solvent.* Apply to the label and allow to remain only long enough to loosen the label. Remove the label. Immediately wipe away the excess fluid and wash with sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry .

*Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • If the solvent remains on the plastic surface very long, it will dull the surface of the plastic.

Bamboo, Cane - Adhesive/Cellulose Tape

Rub the gummy area with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm, mild soapy water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Rinse with clear water. Dry thoroughly. 

Fiberglass - Adhesive/cellulose Tape

Fold a paper towel or cloth to make a thick pad, as large as the label. Dampen pad with clear ammonia and lay pad over label (using masking tape to hold pad onto a vertical surface). Leave pad in place for 1/2 to 2 hours. Re-dampen the pad if it tends to dry out. Label will slide off. Sponge the area using sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

NOTE: These directions are given primarily for removing sticky labels from plastic. If the label on the plastic has been wet, or the article has been stored where it was hot and humid, the removal will be more difficult.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Vinyl - Airplane Glue, Adhesive/cellulose Tape

  1. Scrape away the gummy matter using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Do not use an abrasive product. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into warm, sudsy water and rub the gummy matter. The warm water will soften the glue so it can be removed with the sponge or cloth. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  2. If matter remains, lightly wipe with a pad dampened in amyl acetate or a commercial dry-cleaning solvent.* Use the dry-cleaning solvent* sparingly so that it will not dry out the vinyl surface or cause the layers to separate. 

Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.

Upholstered Furniture

Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool - Airplane Glue, Adhesive/cellulose Tape

  1. Scrape the gummy matter from the surface using a dull knife, spoon or spatula. Don't press hard, but move the edge of the scraping tool back and forth across the stain using short strokes. Be gentle to avoid damaging the fabric. Sponge the stained area by applying a commercial dry-cleaning solvent' or a commercial spot lifter', using a medicine dropper or a small syringe. Blot thoroughly and allow to dry.
  2. If stain persists, apply a Dry Spotter (made by combining 1 part coconut or mineral oil and 8 parts liquid dry-cleaning solvent)' to the stain, using a medicine dropper or small syringe. Cover the stain with an absorbent pad dampened with the Dry Spotter. Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed, keeping both the stain and pad moist. When stain is removed, spo the area with a dry-cleaning solvent.* Allow to dry completely.
  3. If stain remains, apply amyl acetate and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with amyl acetate. Keep moist for 15 minutes, blotting occasionally. Cover the pad with a plastic wrap to minimize evaporation. Finish by sponging with dry-cleaning solvent.

NOTE: Acetone can be substituted for amyl acetate.

*Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-1 Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc. These products can be found at hardware stores, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in uphol stery. 
  • Do not allow amyl acetate to come in contact with plastics or furniture finishes.

Fur - Adhesive/Cellulose Tape

Take care not to remove the fur fibers when removing the excess glue. With ice cubes in a plastic bag, freeze to harden the remainder of the adhesive. Gently brush with a fine-bristled brush or a damp sponge. Take care not to soak the backing or pelt. If a gummy residue remains, scrape it carefully in the direction of the nap with a razor blade. In extreme cases, the gummy matter can be carefully cut away with a pair of scissors if it is at the very tip of the hairs.

Leather - Airplane Glue, Adhesive/cellulose Tape

  1. Carefully scrape to remove the gummy matter from the surface of the leather. Dip a cloth or sponge into the suds of a mild soap and gently scrub until the remaining matter is removed. Dry with a clean cloth.
  2. If matter remains, lightly apply a pad dampened in a commercial dry-cleaning solvent.' If the leather is untreated with a finish, apply a conditioner such as saddle soap. Note: Be sure to test the solvent in an inconspicuous area as it may remove color from pigmented leather.

* look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzer~ and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.

Vinyl Coated - Adhesive/cellulose Tape

Scrape away the gummy matter using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Do not use an abrasive product. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into warm, sudsy water and rub the gummy matter. The warm water will soften the tape so it can be removed with the sponge or cloth. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Walls And Ceilings

Dry Wall/gypsum Board (Painted)

Remove excess gummy matter by gently scraping using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Be careful not to remove paint. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and switch to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stain. Do not allow the water to run as it will cause hard-ta-remove streaks. Rinse with clear water and allow to dry thoroughly.

Glass, Mirror, Tile - Adhesive/cellulose

Fold a paper towel or cloth to make a thick pad, as large as the label. Dampen pad with household ammonia and lay pad over label (use masking tape to hold pad onto a vertical surface). Leave pad in place for 1/2 to 2 hours. Re-dampen the pad if it tends to dry out. Label will slide off. Sponge the area using sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

NOTE: These directions are given primarily for removing sticky labels from plastic. First test the cleaning/removal material on an inconspicuous part of the surface. If the label on the plastic has been wet, or the article had been stored where it was hot and humid, the removal will be more difficult.

CAUTIONS:

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustk, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Do not use ammonia on plastic.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Paper (Plastic Coated, Vinyl-fabric Backed, Paper Backed)

Scrape away the gummy matter using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into warm, sudsy water and rub the gummy matter. The warm water will soften the glue so it can be removed with the sponge or cloth. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

CAUTION:

Do not use an abrasive product.

Paper (Leather)

Carefully scrape to remove the gummy matter from the surface of the paper. Dip a cloth or sponge into the suds of a mild soap and gently scrub until the remaining matter is removed. Dry with a clean cloth.

Paper (Suede)

  1. Carefully pick off as much excess adhesive matter as possible, using a pair of tweezers or your fingertips. Gently rub an artgum eraser over the remaining substance.
  2. If soil remains, carefully rub the spot with an emery board or very fine grade sandpaper. You are attempting to remove a fine layer of the suede, so work carefully.
  3. Use a commercial suede cleaner/conditioner.

Tile (Ceramic)

Rub the gummy area with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm, mild soapy water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Rinse with clear water. Dry thoroughly.

Tile (Plastic)

Dampen a small piece of cloth, or the end of a cotton swab with a dry-cleaning solvent. * Apply to the label and allow to remain only long enough to loosen the label. Remove the label. Immediately wipe away the excess fluid and wash with sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

* Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc.

These products can be found at hardware stores, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

CAUTIONS: 

  • If the solvent remains on the plastic surface very long, it will dull the surface of the plastic.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans!containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Metals

General

Pick off as much of the gummy matter as possible using your fingertips or tweezers. If possible, soak the stain in warm to hot sudsy water. This should loosen the sticky substance enough to make it possible t wiped off. Should any remain, gently rub the area in one direction only with a soft scouring pad to rei any traces of the stain.

Aluminum, Cast/wrought Iron, Stainless Steel - Adhesive/cellulose

Dampen a small piece of cloth, or the end of a cotton swab with a dry-cleaning solvent. * Apply to the label and allow to remain only long enough to loosen the label. Remove the label. Immediately wipe away the excess fluid and wash with sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

* Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-l Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc. These products can be found at hardware stores, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Brass, Chromium, Nickel, Silver

Fold a paper towel or cloth to make a thick pad, as large as the label. Dampen pad with household ammonia and lay pad over label (use masking tape to hold pad onto a vertical surface). Leave pad in place for 1/2 to 2 hours. Re-dampen the pad if it tends to dry out. Label will slide off. Sponge the area using sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Copper, Pewter

Scrape away the gummy matter using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Do not use an abrasive product. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into warm, sudsy water and rub the gummy matter. The warm water will soften the glue so it can be removed with the sponge or cloth. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Other Interior

Acrylic Plastic, Alabaster, Enamel - Airplane Glue, Adhesive/cellulose Tape

Scrape away the gummy matter using the dull edge of a knife, spoon or spatula. Do not use an abrasive product. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into warm, sudsy water and rub the gummy matter. The warm water will soften the glue so it can be removed with the sponge or cloth. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

NOTE: These directions are given primarily for removing sticky labels from plastic. First test the cleaning/removal material on an inconspicuous part of the surface. If the label on the plastic has been wet, or the article had been stored where it was hot and humid, the removal will be more difficult.

Ceramic Glass, Mirror, Fiberglass, Glass, Crystal - Adhesive/cellulose Tape

Fold a paper towel or cloth to make a thick pad, as large as the label. Dampen pad with household ammonia and lay pad over label (using masking tape to hold pad onto a vertical surface). Leave pad in place for 1/2 to 2 hours. Re-dampen the pad if it tends to dry out. Label will slide off. Sponge the area using sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

NOTE: When using ammonia on a mirror, be sure ammonia will not run and come in contact with the back surface of the mirror.

CAUTIONS:

  • Do not use ammonia on plastic. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of chi Idren.

Corelle, Plastic, Plexiglas, Melamine - Airplane Glue, Adhesive/Cellulose Tape

Dampen a small piece of cloth, or the end of a cotton swab with a commercial dry-cleaning solvent. * Apply to the label and allow to remain only long enough to loosen the label. Remove the label. Immediately wipe away the excess fluid and wash with sudsy water. Rinse and wipe dry.

* Look for products containing petroleum distillates or hydrocarbon such as trichloroethane, xylene methylenechloride, methane, benzene and/or naphtha. These chemicals may be found in such spot removers and cleaners as Guardsman's Afta, Dap Cleaner and Thinner, GOOF OFF, M-1 Remover, Goo Gone, K2r, etc. These products can be found at hardware stores, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

CAUTIONS: 

  • If the solvent remains on the plastic surface very long, it will dull the surface of the plastic. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Enamel - Super Glue

Apply Super Glue remover as directed on container.

Kitchen/bathroom Cabinets - Adhesive/cellulose Tape

Rub the gummy area with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm, mild soapy water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Rinse with clear water. Dry thoroughly.

Grout - Adhesive/cellulose Tape

  1. Remove as much of the gummy matter as possible. Dip a wet toothbrush into a little powdered cleanser and gently scrub. Rinse with clear water and dry.
  2. Commercial Tile and Grout Cleaners can be purchased at grocery or hardware stores. They are excellent products for cleaning many grout stains.