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.

July 2016


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Lowe's 2763
2650 MacArthur Rd
Whitehall, PA 18052
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
25
6211 North Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
26
The Home Depot 1903
2555 North Normandy
Chicago, IL 60707
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1867
1235 Martin Court
Bethlehem, PA 18018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 2540
3801 North May Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1165
2555 Hemphill Drive
Norman, OK 73069
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
27
The Home Depot 4140
1951 South Glenwood
Allentown, PA 18105
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
27
The Home Depot 1912
1232 West North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
28
Menards 3504
6300 Mississippi St.
Merillville , IN 46410
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
28
The Home Depot 4103
1336 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
28
The Home Depot 3902
3040 Northwest 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
29
The Home Depot 3908
6800 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
29
The Home Depot 4112
4640 Rosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19124
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

August 2016


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Lowe's 2378
1500 N. 50th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 1121
4705 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2
Lowe's 1514
4297 Plainfield Avenue N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2
Lowe's 1052
14236 Fm 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2
Lowe's 3169
116 West Township Line RD
Havertown, PA 19083
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3
The Home Depot 4166
2200 OREGON AVE
Philadelphia, PA 19145
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3
Lowe's 1053
5400 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3
Menards 3101
4151 Alpine Avenue
Comstock Park, MI 49321
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4
The Home Depot 2761
245 54TH ST NORTHWEST
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4
The Home Depot 6509
6810 GULF FWY
Houston, TX 77087
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4
The Home Depot 4101
1601 SOUTH CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUs
Philadelphia, PA 19148
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5
The Home Depot 577
999 WEST NORTH LOOP
Houston, TX 77008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5
The Home Depot 2715
4646 28TH ST SOUTHEAST
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8
Lowe's 779
1100 South Latson Road
Howell, MI 48843
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8
Lowe's 98
19935 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9
Lowe's 1823
8550 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48386
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10
The Home Depot 2731
660 WEST 12 MILE RD
Madison Heights, MI 48071
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10
Matt's Building Materials
404 E Expy 83
Pharr, TX 78577
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10
The Home Depot 2505
6315 EASTERN AVE
Baltimore, MD 21224
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11
The Home Depot 2579
3750 COMMERCE DR
Lansdowne, MD 21227
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11
The Home Depot 506
409 NORTH JACKSON
McAllen, TX 78501
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11
The Home Depot 2707
20500 13 MILE RD
Roseville, MI 48066
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
12
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
12
The Home Depot 2550
15740 SHADY GROVE RD
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
15
The Home Depot 2558
14000 GEORGIA AVE
Aspen Hill, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
15
Lowe's 88
1369 Division Street
Adrian, MI 49221
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
16
The Home Depot 3807
3200 SECOR RD
Toledo, OH 43606
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
16
The Home Depot 2509
7111 WESTLAKE TERRACE
Bethesda, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
16
Lowe's 689
5510 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78745
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17
The Home Depot 6542
3600 INTERSTATE HWY 35 SOUTH
Austin, TX 78704
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17
The Home Depot 2552
4700 CHERRY HILL RD
College Park, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17
Lowe's 1614
7000 West Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43617
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
18
The Home Depot 3848
1035 WEST ALEXIS RD
Toledo, OH 43612
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
18
The Home Depot 2564
3301 EAST WEST HWY
Hyattsville, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
18
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
19
The Home Depot 2583
901 RHODE ISLAND AVE
Washington, DC
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
19
The Home Depot 3801
5900 AIRPORT HWY
Toledo, OH 43615
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
22
Lowe's 1727
8000 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 2513
6400 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX 78745
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Lowe's 2774
1495 Highway 183
Leander, TX 78641
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
24
The Home Depot 2555
150 HAMPTON PARK BLVD
Capitol Heights, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
25
The Home Depot 2554
6003 OXON HILL RD
Oxon Hill, MD
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
25
Vo-Ed - Cedar Ridge H.S.
2801 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, TX 78664
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 2014
3902 NORTH HIGH SCHOOL RD
Indianapolis, IN 46254
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
26
The Home Depot 4641
1651 RESTON PKWY
Reston, VA
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
29
Lowe's 1582
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 514
920 N Burleson Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76028
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
31
The Home Depot 4608
6210 SEVEN CORNERS CTR
Falls Church, VA 22044
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

September 2016


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The Home Depot 4605
2815 MERRILEE DR
Merrifield, VA 22031
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Home Depot 529
7950 SOUTH I 35 WEST FWY
Fort Worth, TX 76134
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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