A chipped vase? A broken doll? Or even a torn shoe? Not to worry, for there is super glue to fix them all. Yes! Super glue is a blessing. Harry Coover is truly brilliant in his accidental invention of the super glue. A glue to fix up all those broken stuff at home that are too precious to be thrown away and to be replaced with a new one. But as you stick the broken parts back together, you might find yourself in a very sticky situation. And I mean quite literally a sticky situation. Many people who have used super glue did not just stick the broken pieces back but also have managed to stick their fingers as well.
And as super glue lives up to its name of being super and truly gluing things together, pulling your fingers apart is quite difficult and not to mention, painful even. So how do you pull apart your fingers without tearing it up? How do you separate your fingers without too much pain? Well, read on to find out.
Here’s how to remove super glue from fingers. The most effective and safe way to remove super glue is to use acetone. Yes, acetone, the ingredient found in most nail polish removers. One must remember that acetone can be damaging to some materials so be careful in handling acetone. Use a Q-tip or a cotton swab to apply acetone on your glued skin. Then slowly rub off fingers to remove the super glue. Then wash your hands afterward with soap and water. So go on and grab that manicure set and get on with removing super glue.
For those of you who do not have any acetone or nail polish remover stored, you might be wondering for another way on how to remove super glue from fingers. Well, don’t lose hope because there is another way. Yet, this may take more time to actually remove the glue from your fingers. You can pull your glued fingers apart but the glue may still stick on your fingers giving it a hard and rough texture. In this method, you simply need a mixture of warm water and soap. Dip your fingers in the warm water with soap and rub your fingers. Try to peel off the glue slowly to avoid ripping your skin. It may take some time but it will come off.
Next time you get yourself in a sticky situation, always remember these short guides on how to remove super glue from fingers. And stock up some acetone or nail polish remover.