Ok folks, I came this close to having a major craft fail with my cherry blossom art. You hopefully all read in the first step to glue the glass to the frame. Oh you haven’t read the tutorial yet? That’s ok I’ll wait…
You’re back? Awesome. So unfortunately I put a little too much glue down in some places, so when I pressed the glass down it oozed out onto the glass some. No big deal, right? The package said to just wipe away with a dry cloth before it set. Wrong!!! Instead all it did was smear the glue all over the glass. To say I was freaking out would be an understatement, especially since I was so super excited about this project.
So I did some research online. I read a few places that baking soda mixed with coconut oil would do the trick. Well I didn’t have coconut oil and I wasn’t about to buy some. Then I read that some people used olive oil by itself; others used baby oil. I figured they are all pretty harmless things so I chose to mix baking soda and baby oil. Holy cow! Worked like a charm! And this was some serious glue I had on there too. What to know how it works?
- Baby oil
- Baking soda
- Spoon and bowl for mixing
- Scrubbing pad
- Paper towels
Step 1: Mix equal parts baby oil and baking soda
Step 2: Using the spoon you used to mix, spread the mixture over the affected areas. I let it sit for a few minutes.
Step 3: Using the scrubbing pad (mine was the same one I use for my glass stovetop so I knew it wouldn’t scratch the glass) scrub the paste around. Put some elbow grease behind the particularly stubborn parts.
Step 4: Wipe away the mixture with paper towels. After I got it all up I then went over it with glass cleaner to get up any leftover oily residue. There were a couple parts I went over again, but when I was done my glass looked shiny and new!
So what are your go to glue residue removers?