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.

June 2015


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6750 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3640 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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13856 Metrotech Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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121 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121
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Harahan, LA 70053
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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46261 Cranston Way
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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40 Market Street
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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4645 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77096
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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15740 Shady Grove Rd
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1111 N Farry Rd
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Houston, TX 77087
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300 Rosewick Rd
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1st Floor
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Scottsdale, AZ 85257
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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2000 Ogletown Rd
Newark, DE 19711
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116 West Township Line Rd
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1375 Hooper Ave.
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325 Howe Ave.
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1900 Shorrock Rd.
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1717 Route 228
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197 Rt. 72 West
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520 Route 70
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901 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20018
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1990 Route 9 & West Farm Rd.
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727 Route 440
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60 Orange St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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399-443 Springfield Ave.
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Canton, OH 44720
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