Removing glue from jeans requires petroleum jelly, a spoon, dish soap and laundry detergent. The time required to remove the glue varies depending upon the type of glue and the size of the spot.
- Soften the glue
Hardened glue needs to be softened before removal. Rub petroleum jelly or waterless hand cleaner into the stain. If this does not work, place a stack of warm, wet paper towels on top of the glue stain. Allow the paper towels to remain on the glue stain for about an hour.
- Remove the softened glue
Scrape off any softened glue with a spoon. Scrape gently to avoid harming the fabric.
- Clean the area
Apply laundry detergent to the treated area, rubbing it into the fabric in a circular motion. Rinse with the hottest water safe for the fabric.
- Inspect the fabric
Examine the fabric for any remaining glue. Continue to soften, scrape, and apply petroleum jelly, hand cleaner or paper towels until all the glue is removed.
- Wash the jeans
Wash the fabric in the washing machine on the hottest setting recommended by the fabric manufacturer. Remove the jeans from the wash, and inspect them for any remaining stains. If no stains remain, dry as usual.