How do you get Gorilla Glue off of your skin?


Quick Answer

Gorilla Glue may be wiped off with a towel, followed by rinsing with soap and water. If the glue is not coming off easily, try a gritty exfoliator to remove most of it.

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Gorilla Glue is a strong polyurethane adhesive used in everyday tasks and carpentry projects. This adhesive bonds two damp surfaces that are of the same or dissimilar materials. The key to removing Gorilla Glue successfully is to act quickly on exposure to skin. If the glue dries it is not recommended to use acetone, unless two areas of skin are bonded together, to remove it. The acetone can actually remove the skin's natural oils, making the glue more likely to adhere to the surface.

Step 1: Remove as much glue as possible from skin

Wipe still-tacky glue from the skin with a dry cloth or paper towel.

Step 2: Exfoliate the skin

Use an exfoliator, or even gritty exfoliating soap and water to remove any remaining glue from the skin.

Step 3: Moisturize

Dry the skin carefully and apply lotion to moisturize the area. Apply lotion regularly to help soften any remaining dried glue so that it comes off more easily.

Step 4: Wait for glue to fall off naturally

Wait 3 to 4 days for remaining glue to rub off of skin naturally. If glue remains longer than this, or if it causes irritation and sensitivity, seek medical attention.

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