How to Remove Krazy Glue From Fabric

by Tifany F. Williams

Krazy Glue is defiantly super until it ends up on your clothes. Meant instantly to bond to most surfaces in just a matter of minutes, it takes only seconds for it to bond to clothes or fabrics, ruining them. It may be headache to get out, but Krazy Glue is removable. Try these simple solutions.

Items you will need

  • Nail Polish Remover (acetone-based)
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Paper Towels
  • Toothbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Emery board
  • Laundry Detergent
Step 1

Check the label on your clothes or fabrics to make sure nail polish remover will not ruin the fabric and cause holes or fading once it has removed the glue.

Step 2

Wet a paper towel or cotton swab with a little acetone-based nail polish remover (must be acetone-based or it will not work). It breaks down chemical compounds in the glue. Glue will have already dried on fabric by this time so test the fabric in a small spot, soaking it with the nail polish remover for a minute or two.

Step 3

Brush spot with a toothbrush lightly until some glue flakes off. Now depending on how much glue is on the fabric or if the glue has soaked through, you will have to repeat lightly, soaking the affected Krazy Glue area and brushing with toothbrush again.

Step 4

Use a piece of sandpaper or an emery board on the spot, if the stain is persistent in sticking to fabric. Be careful not to rub hard or you will tear fabric. You can pour a couple of drops of laundry detergent directly on the spot, gently rubbing them into the stain, and allow the piece of fabric to soak for an hour or two in warm water before putting in the wash.


  • Unlike most stains, it's best to wait until Krazy Glue dries before removing it, or you will cause it to bond to the fabric more while it's still wet.

About the Author

Tifany Williams is a feature writer from Seattle and a proud alumnee of Howard University's, John H. Johnson School of Communications. Her articles have appeared in regional and community newspapers like The Seattle Medium, The District Chronicles, and online at, where she contributed regularly.