General Glue Removal Tips:


There are many tools for glue removal that are readily-available to purchase and can be effective for scraping the adhesive from the surface. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Paint Scrapers
  • Razor Blades
  • Plastic Pan Scrapers
It is important to note that using these tools could damage or scratch the surface underneath the adhesive that you’re trying to clean.


Many home-remedies exist for glue remover and can sometimes produce successful results. Most of the products needed for these methods can be found in your kitchen cupboards, making them a cost-sensitive solution. However, the effectiveness of these at-home glue cleaners is uncertain – ensure to test products on an insignificant area to determine if they are suitable for the surface.

Health & Safety:

Before undertaking any glue removal task, be aware that ingestion, skin or eye contact, and breathing in fumes are risks when handling solvents. Assess and take the correct precautions according to the HSE government website.

Glue Removal on Plastic:

Eco-Point Recommends: Digesil FS 706

Home Remedy:

Plastic is very prone to scratching and damage, making results without a glue remover solvent difficult to achieve. Using dish soap and a sponge to soften the glue before gently scraping with a tool should prevent scratching.

Glue Removal on Fabric:

Eco-point recommends: Digesil 2000 Gel 762

Home Remedy: 

When the glue is dry, use a spoon or scraping tool to remove most of the glue from the fabric. Following this process with water and liquid detergent should remove the residue completely.

Glue Removal on Metal:

Eco-point recommends: Digesil Gel 720

Home Remedy: 

Pure acetone is a more heavy-duty method for tougher adhesives. Soak the excess glue with the solution and allow it to fully penetrate the adhesive. Rub away the acetone with a cloth or scraper for full glue removal.

Glue Removal on Wood:

Eco-point recommends: Digesil NC 701

Home Remedy: 

When removing glue from wood, it is important to avoid warping, swelling or removing the finish. Soaking a cotton ball in vinegar and dabbing the glue is a mild way of cleaning the surface – you may have to follow up with some light scraping to remove residue.

If you’d like more specialised advice on which Eco-point glue remover would work best for you, get in touch via our contact form, call us on +44(0)14 9479 2803, or email us [email protected].