Our Tips for Removing Adhesives from Furniture

By Maria Rogerson

September 11, 2017Cleaning services Furniture

You know the feeling when you buy a new piece of furniture, that you are so excited about, thinking of all the combinations you’re going to come up with, using it in your interior? It’s quite the pleasant feeling, I’m sure you’d agree, dear readers.

And yet, as soon as have the item brought at home, you notice the annoying marks of glue of tapes they used at the shop. You want them removed straight away, but you worry you might damage your brand new lovely furniture piece.

Fret not, I’ve got some tips for you, as I’ve gone through the same situations. And oh, it gets worse if you have toddlers who love to use furniture as their canvas and would place stickers all over. If you want to effortlessly remove adhesives, the non flammable, safer than hydrocarbon solvents, De Solv it adhesive remover can be the help you can count on.


Based on citrus, it’s a solvent that can also serve for degreasing and dewaxing of various surfaces apart from wood, such as metals, glass, tiles, ceramics, plastics, and even different fabrics, such as carpets, and clothing.

Along with the De Solv it adhesive remover, there are other ways you can remove glue, that are not so efficient, but can help in certain cases, depending on the glue, how much there is of it, and how long it has been on the furniture.

As I mentioned citrus, you can use the peel of citrus fruits to rid you of the adhesive residue issues. Just lay it over the spot, let it do its magic for some minutes, and expect a positive result. Repeat if there’s still some residue left, and breathe in the refreshing citrus smell – it’s quite the air freshener too.

Ladies, my next tip has to do with something you have around that you regularly use and can repurpose it, turning it into adhesive remover; it’s the nail polish remover! This is because of its substance, containing acetone.

Have in mind though, while acetone can be effective in removing glue, it’s strong and can damage the furniture, for instance by discolouring it. Don’t use much, and don’t let it stay on the wood surface for too long.

You may know the secret to using opening up a dried out glue is by pouring warm water over it up. Well, in this aspect, you can use warmth to your advantage in helping you soften and remove that furniture adhesive residue by relying on a hair dryer as your helping hand.

Just don’t forget, it’s important not to use it longer than a minute, otherwise you risk damaging the furniture. Best thing about these solutions is they work with glass surfaces too! Let me know what works for you, and share some cleaning secret of yours.