How to Remove Titebond Glue

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Things You'll Need

  • Rag
  • Water
  • Acetone
  • Blow dryer, heat gun or iron
  • Sandpaper
  • Putty knife

Titebond makes a wide variety of glues that are used for woodworking and wood crafting. According to the American Society for Testing and Materials, Titebond glue is statistically the best woodworking glue around. This is great news for your project, but what happens when a mistake or a spill means you have to remove it?

Heat the Titebond glue holding a joint together to remove it. A blow dryer, heat gun or the steam from an iron may be able to weaken the bond of Titebond Original and Titebond II glue. Loosen Titebond Liquid Hide Glue by wetting the glue with a few drops of water. Once the glue has absorbed the water, its bond will loosen.

Wipe up wet or moist Titebond glue with a cloth dampened with water. Polyurethane Titebond glues should be wiped up with a rag dampened with acetone.


Scrape up or sand off dried Titebond glue with a putty knife or sheet of sandpaper.