How To Gorilla Glue = Don’t Do This – do this…Kitchen Tip


Today’s Kitchen Tip is about Gorilla Glue. For anyone who may have ever accidentally  smeared Gorilla Glue on your fingers here’s a way to get it off that I found on Youtube. My glasses needed a fix. Don’t ask. Before I was through with the operation, my thumb and three of my fingers were smeared with Gorilla glue. *Sigh*. Dunked my fingers into spike of lavender solvent and that didn’t work…I found instead (what would I do without you tube?)

A nice guy, who was not judge-y, shows using soap (I used Dawn) and sugar as an abrasive to remove Gorilla Glue. Using cool water soap up your hands like we are already doing that many times a day …  and top with a tablespoon or so of sugar. I did this several times. Rubbing in the sugar into the fingers did remove most of the glue. Rinse off the soap and sugar and follow with good hand moisturizer. He says always use gloves with Gorilla Glue. Oooops! No where on the bottle did it say to use gloves.

I was using the gel Gorilla Glue. What is it with these ‘super’ glues? They never work AND I always glue my fingers. Did that super glue thing where I glued my fingers together, but was able to get that off with nail polish remover AKA acetone. Sort of. Not recommended it’s toxic.

Sugar & Soap scrub to remove gorilla Glue hands

Sugar & Soap Scrub to remove Gorilla Glue

The sugar as grit appealed to me as a nontoxic and less abrasive way to remove Gorilla Glue. One guy uses fine sandpaper and whoa(!) what about your fingerprints? Never mind. A woman suggests Grits. I thought that might be fun to try, but I have sugar and don’t really care for grits. That’s the cooking type grits. Plus there are no grits in my cupboard. sooo. That’s a day in the life of stay-at-home and trying to stay outta’ trouble person. It worked well enough for me.

TIP: Use gloves with gorilla Glue or super glue

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About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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5 Responses to How To Gorilla Glue = Don’t Do This – do this…Kitchen Tip

  1. mydangblog says:

    I learned the hard way that you always use 1/8 of the Gorilla Glue that you think you might need–otherwise it expands and creates clouds of puffy dried glue. But it does work though!

  2. anne leueen says:

    I just mentioned it casually to my husband that using gloves with Gorilla glue was recommended. He smiled in a knowing way and said “Really…and how do you know that?”

    • kunstkitchen says:

      LOL! Hahahaha…what did you say?

      • anne leueen says:

        I saw it on this blog post. This lady go her fingers stuck together. He said:”Yeah…I’ve done that. What did she do?” I then showed him your blog post. “Well that’s good to know but I guess gloves are the best really.” was his final pronouncement on the subject!

      • kunstkitchen says:

        HahahahahaHa…thanks Anne! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has glued my fingers. Judging by the number of Youtube videos about the subject, well there must be quite of few people who have done the same.

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