How do I clean glue from stone or concrete?


Construction adhesives, or adhesives usually available in sealing tubes, are designed for specific tasks and materials. Choosing the most suitable construction product for your project is easy. Manufacturers list the uses of their products on the labels.

At the end of the remodeling or construction, the challenge remains to remove the excess of these remaining substances. In most cases it is advisable to use a commercially available stone and concrete adhesive remover. Here are some tricks for removing glue from stone and concrete.

Buy a product for removing stone and concrete adhesives. Read the directions for use beforehand to make sure it is the product you need for the type of stone you want to remove the adhesive from and the specific type of stone in case you consider any restrictions on its use Product or cleaner.

Once you have chosen the most suitable product for the type of stone you want to clean, you can remove the glue residue.

Moisten a soft cloth with the cleaner you have chosen.

Working in small sections, rub the area in circular motions until residue peel off from the surface to be cleaned.

If you are using oil-based cleaners, wash the area with soap and water.

Rinse well with clean water and allow to dry completely with natural air.

Water and cornmeal: Moisten a cloth or towel with water and cornmeal. Rub the area with the adhesive in a circular motion until the adhesive comes off.

If the residue is difficult to remove, apply the cleaner purchased specifically for removing glue from stone and concrete and let it sit for a few minutes before rubbing the surface. This can cause the adhesive to loosen or soften, making cleaning easier.

Avoid abrasives or acid cleaners on concrete and stone surfaces, as these can cause damage.

Some cleaning agents can have a whitening effect. If you are concerned that it will affect the color of the stone, test a small, hidden area first.



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