LIQUID NAILS® Construction Adhesives: Tips & Tricks

How to Remove Construction Adhesives

Occasionally you may wish to separate objects bonded with LIQUID NAILS® Brand construction adhesives, such as two boards, two bricks, or in some cases, two of your fingers! There's no one adhesive remover that works for everything, but here are some tips for getting out of the stickiest situations. (Remember, LIQUID NAILS Brand construction adhesives are designed for durable bonding — this isn't supposed to be easy!)

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Removing LIQUID NAILS Brand Construction Adhesives From Skin

First, check to see if the adhesive is solvent or latex-based.

For Solvent-Based Construction Adhesives:

  • Gently rub petroleum jelly, vegetable or mineral oil onto the skin. Repeat applications may be needed.
  • Remove any contaminated clothing and be sure to wash before wearing again.

For Latex-Based Construction Adhesives:

  • Wash thoroughly with soap and water.

Removing LIQUID NAILS Brand Construction Adhesives From Building Materials

What you'll need:

  • Windshield Cut-Out Wire (also called music wire), available at most automotive parts stores
  • Safety gloves and/or handles for the wire to keep hands from being cut
  • Safety goggles or a face shield
  • Two screwdrivers to prop parts into an open position
  • Wire cutters

What you'll do:

  • Cut a length of wire about two or three feet longer than the width of the part to be removed.
  • Starting at one corner, work the middle of the wire under the edge of the part. Connect the handles to the wire, if you are using handles. If not, be sure to wear heavy safety gloves to protect your hands.
  • Saw back and forth with the wire, using moderate pressure. This should start cutting the adhesive. After a few inches have been cut, use the screwdrivers to prop open the gap. This is done to prevent thermoplastic construction adhesives from re-adhering, which can happen as friction causes significant warming.
  • Continue sawing, moving the screwdrivers as you go. Continue until the part is loose and can be removed.
  • Scrape away residual adhesive. If the adhesive is too hard to scrape, apply a light layer of baby oil to the adhesive, wait an hour, then scrape. Repeat if necessary. NOTE: Do not use baby oil or any other softening material if painting of the surface is planned, as it will stain.

August 2016


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The Home Depot 2550
15740 SHADY GROVE RD
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 2781
18700 MEYERS RD
Detroit, MI 48235
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
12
Matt's Building Materials
3601 W Palma Vista Drive
Palmview, TX 78572
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
15
Lowe's 88
1369 Division Street
Adrian, MI 49221
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
15
The Home Depot 2558
14000 GEORGIA AVE
Aspen Hill, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
16
The Home Depot 2509
7111 WESTLAKE TERRACE
Bethesda, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
16
The Home Depot 3807
3200 SECOR RD
Toledo, OH 43606
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
16
Lowe's 689
5510 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78745
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 6542
3600 INTERSTATE HWY 35 SOUTH
Austin, TX 78704
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17
Lowe's 1614
7000 West Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43617
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17
The Home Depot 2552
4700 CHERRY HILL RD
College Park, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 2564
3301 EAST WEST HWY
Hyattsville, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3848
1035 WEST ALEXIS RD
Toledo, OH 43612
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 6839
10515 NORTH MOPAC NB EXPWY
Austin, TX 78758
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 6892
1200 BARBARA JORDAN BLVD
Austin, TX 78723
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3801
5900 AIRPORT HWY
Toledo, OH 43615
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 2583
901 RHODE ISLAND AVE
Washington, DC
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Menards 3166
6310 Illinois Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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8000 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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6400 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX 78745
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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1495 Highway 183
Leander, TX 78641
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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150 HAMPTON PARK BLVD
Capitol Heights, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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6003 OXON HILL RD
Oxon Hill, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Vo-Ed - Cedar Ridge H.S.
2801 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, TX 78664
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3902 NORTH HIGH SCHOOL RD
Indianapolis, IN 46254
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4641
1651 RESTON PKWY
Reston, VA
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3500 NW Centre Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76135
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1511
1901 Highway 287 N
Mansfield, TX 76063
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1870
1300 Gateway Center Dr
Gainesville, VA 20155
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4608
6210 SEVEN CORNERS CTR
Falls Church, VA 22044
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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920 N Burleson Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76028
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

September 2016


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The Home Depot 529
7950 South I35 West Fwy
Fort Worth, TX 76134
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4605
2815 Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 552
2901 West Wheatland Rd
Dallas, TX 75237
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 665
19210 Preston Rd
Dallas , TX 75232
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1175
2345 Silver Dr
Columbus, OH 43211
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4601
12275 Price Club Plaza
Fairfax, VA 22030
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3819
100 South Grener Ave
Columbus, OH 43228
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4640
6555 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA 22312
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8
The Home Depot 6816
2610 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75211
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4603
400 South Pickett St
Alexandria, VA 22304
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9
The Home Depot 3811
6333 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
12
Lowe's 770
7327 North Cliff Ave
Brooklyn, OH 44144
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4617
6691 Frontier Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 4604
14025 Foulger Sq
Woodbridge, VA 22192
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1768
940 Interstate Parkway
Akron, OH 44312
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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1280 North Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11901 Berea Rd
Cleveland, OH 44111
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3460 Mayfield Road
Severance Town Center
Cleveland Hts, OH 44118
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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1100 South Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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1308 Battlefield Blvd
North Chesapeake, VA 23320
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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62 West Bank Expwy
Gretna, LA 70053
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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1261 North Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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39184 Natchez Dr
Slidell, LA 70461
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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218 Nicholas Way
Kent, OH 44240
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1054
3640 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 677
101 Cleveland Crossing Dr
Garner, NC 27529
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 297
2595 West State St
Alliance, OH 44601
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 2470
2501 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3830
2811 S Arlington St
Akron, OH 44312
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3616
4901 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27616
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3615
2031 Walnut St
Cary, NC 27512
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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325 Howe Ave
Akron, OH 44221
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 349
2625 Veterans Blvd
Kenner, LA 70062
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The Home Depot 368
4600 Lapalco Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3841
4066 Medina Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 3631
2540 Timber Dr
Garner, NC 27529
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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12484 Airline Highway
Gonzales, LA 70737
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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4601 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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5750 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3007 Highway 190 West
Hammond, LA 70401
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11800 Galaxy Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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1210 N Eisenhower Dr
Beckley, WV 25801
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 366
3750 Millhaven Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
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The Home Depot 4802
100 Cross Terrace Blvd
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1220 North Wendover Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
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The Home Depot 8429
1100 Liberty Park Dr
Hurricane, WV 25526
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The Home Depot 2909
50 Halls Ferry Park Rd
Vicksburgh, MS 39180
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