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How to Remove Glue From Concrete

By Constance Barker
Remove glue from concrete with adhesive remover.
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Glue hardens quickly when it comes in contact with surfaces such as concrete. If the glue is left on the concrete for a long period, it is even more difficult to remove. An adhesive remover softens the glue making it easier to lift from the concrete.

Step 1

Apply an adhesive remover to the glue on the concrete. The adhesive remover may come in spray, liquid or paste form. Apply the solution generously to the glue. Allow the glue to soften. This may take 30 minutes to two hours depending on the type of adhesive remover used.

Step 2

Check the glue every 20 minutes to see if it has softened adequately to remove. If the adhesive remover evaporates due to dry conditions, keep adding more remover to the glue stain.

Step 3

Wipe the glue stain from the concrete with a damp rag. Scrape any remaining glue fragments from the concrete with a putty knife.

Step 4

Wash the concrete with a mixture of warm water and 1 tbsp. of dish detergent. Scrub any leftover stain with the cleaning solution and a stiff-bristled brush. Rinse with clean water.


Things You Will Need

  • Adhesive remover
  • Rags
  • Putty knife
  • Bucket
  • Dish detergent
  • Stiff-bristled brush

About the Author


Constance Barker, located in the hills of southern Ohio, is the owner and writer of several financial, credit report and travel websites. She started writing in 1999 for private clients and began creating website content in 2004. She gained expertise in home improvement after she and her husband built their home themselves.