Super Glue on Granite Countertop

Updated on May 07, 2009
D.H. asks from College Station, TX
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I had a superglue explosion on my granite countertop. I'm stummed for how to get it off without risking damaging the polished finish. Any ideas?

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So What Happened?

The ice with the scraper worked! I just happened to have one of those Pampered Chef scrapers that I've never used, but bought because I knew I had need for one:} So it finally came in handy! Now, if I can just remember that I have it next time I'm scraping a pan. I used the ice and scraper on the epoxy that has been on the counter since we moved in, too. That took a little more work, but I got it out. Thank you!

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J.M.

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This is what I would do:

1. Call the granite installer and ask what they recommend.

OR:
2. Use acetone to try and rub it off, then use a dremel tool with the chamois buffer and granite polish to buff back the finish.

I think #1 is the best advice. Those guys have seen it all and they know what works.

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S.O.

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Yep! We have done superglue on the kitchen counter before too! Ours not granite, but still a mess. Freeze the area with ice cubes, then scape it off.
I have one of those Pampered Chef scrapers that came with stoneware....and it didn't work with room temp, dried superglue but it sure scraped off the frozen glue.

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L.F.

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Try freezing the area with some ice. It will slide off after it gets real cold.

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J.T.

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Once it is good and dry try breaking it off. Even a piece of ice will help to stiffen it up. Call the manufacture to do the safest method.

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D.M.

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Nail polish remover with acetone.

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M.M.

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Go to your local Home Depot or Lowes and get Super Glue Remover, if i recall right I believe paint stores carry it as well. It works great! Hope that helps and good luck =)

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C.

answers from Houston on

Try using a razor blade to scrape it off. I know it sounds harsh, but as long as you hold it at a good sharp angle (less than 45 degree)flat against the surface, it should scrape it right off without scratching your granite. I've used one on mine a few times...once it was to remove dried super glue & it worked. Good luck!

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H.C.

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you can use superfine sand paper and acetone nail polish remover!! we have had the same problem!

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S.B.

answers from Houston on

I just removed regular glue on my ceramic tile with "goof off," which is sold at Lowes.
Other than that, I would try fingernail polish remover, although I am not sure about it's effect on the granite.

Good luck!

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H.

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The only thing I can think of is get your hair dryer and put it on the hottest setting, it might take a while. H. it works, or go to home depot and see what they might recommend.

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J.P.

answers from Austin on

When my granite was installed I watched them use a single edge blade over the seams to get the glue off. I would try that. Good luck!

J.T.

answers from College Station on

Call your installer. Maybe he can buff it out or recommend how to get it out.

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K.A.

answers from Houston on

A single edge razor blade will get it off. That is what the recommended to clean the granite of hard pieces when we had ours installed.

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H.P.

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Can you use a paint/spackle scraper? I'm thinking that it might not be sharp enough to scratch the finish but enough to impact the glue.

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S.W.

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Have you tried nail polish remover? Or maybe magic eraser?

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J.M.

answers from Odessa on

This is what I would do:

1. Call the granite installer and ask what they recommend.

OR:
2. Use acetone to try and rub it off, then use a dremel tool with the chamois buffer and granite polish to buff back the finish.

I think #1 is the best advice. Those guys have seen it all and they know what works.

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