How to remove dried glue from front door?

by Cathy
What is otherwise a nice looking door, this wooden with a plastic overlay gets the heat of the intense morning sun in Nevada. I'm assuming that this is glue that has softened and leaked down. Have tried goo is gone and other types of cleaners to no avail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  5 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 17, 2018

    Hi Cathy,

    A possibility is to try acetone. I found one article about removing glue from doors and it was superglue; however, it might work for your door too. Good luck.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jun 17, 2018

    Cathy, I had the same problem with my front door. Every time the sun melted the glue, I would pick a little more off, but it wouldn't all clean off. I finally sanded the door until all was smooth, then gave it two coats of good paint. It's been fine now for two summers.

  • Robin Jones Ramberg Robin Jones Ramberg on Jun 18, 2018

    I have used a heat gun to soften dried glue and then used a putty knife to scrape it off. Then I wiped off any left with a damp paper towel. It worked on some gorilla glue I dribbled on the floor that had dried.

  • Margie Garcia-Hall Margie Garcia-Hall on Jun 18, 2018

    Use a hot hair blow dryer and a scraper.

  • William William on Jul 02, 2018

    I agree with heating it up with a blow dryer and scraping it off. You can use something plastic like a credit card so not to scratch the finish. WD40, Goof Off, nail polish remover to remove any residue.