What Dissolves Glue?

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White glue can usually be dissolved by rubbing it with cold water. Different types of adhesive are commonly referred to as glue, and they are dissolved by different substances.

Acetone and nail polish remover dissolve clear adhesives such as UHU and Super Glue. Cold water can be used for white glue—also known as carpenter's glue and school glue—and glue sticks. Methylated spirits, or denatured alcohol, can dissolve epoxy.

Acetone should no be used to dissolve glue on a body part because it can damage the skin. If Super Glue accidentally bonds to any body part, rub the area with warm water until the Super Glue dissolves.