Asked on Dec 09, 2015

How can I remove that "glue?"

by Amyb
My husband and I just started a project in our kitchen...a backsplash..!!! Now we have found a demonic glue impossible to remove...that (silicone?) was placed in "dots" and was holding the trim at the back of the counter top...please help me find out how to remove it....
q how can i remove that glue, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs, house cleaning, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, minor home repair, Please check the white dots it just don t go anywhere
Please check the white just don't go anywhere
  11 answers
  • Vanessa Vanessa on Dec 09, 2015
    Have you tried methlhydrate?

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Dec 09, 2015
    chisel and hammer?

    • See 2 previous
    • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Dec 10, 2015
      Have you tried a blow dryer on high for 30 seconds on a dot to see if it loosens it enough to scrape off: Worth a try.

  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 09, 2015
    Is it caulking or liquid nails? The removal process is probably going to be determined by the nature of what the 'dots' are. Check the scroll down a little to 'removing from building materials'. It calls for 'music wire'. I think it's available on Amazon but I didn't confirm.

  • Chrispyjane.designs Chrispyjane.designs on Dec 09, 2015
    just use a paint scraper or razor blade and it will be removed in seconds

  • Junebug54 Junebug54 on Dec 09, 2015
    WD-40 and razor blade

  • Margaret Margaret on Dec 10, 2015
    Steam should soften it up enough so you can scrap it off with a putty knife.

  • Pat Pat on Dec 10, 2015
    I had to use an electric sander when that awful glue based grout was used on my backsplash tiles...and I had to rip all the tiles out as I couldn't get it off the face of the tiles either. I took the whole backsplash back to Lowe's and got my money back for the whole project/materials...I was furious...two weeks of working on it and pfffffttttt.!

  • Linda Lavender Linda Lavender on Dec 10, 2015
    Goo gone

  • C C on Dec 10, 2015
    if it was the back board that matched the counter {typical formica on pressboard} then it is most likely dots of Liquid Nails adhesive. It can be softened with a heat gun or good blow dryer {heat to 140*} then scraped off

  • Zebbie Hardy Zebbie Hardy on Dec 11, 2015
    Use a regular steam iron such as for ironing clothes. I didn't want to ruin mine so went to good will. Use steam a lot as you iron. I used that to get up those awful glue down tiles off floor! WORKS!

  • Corina Elena Burtea Corina Elena Burtea on Dec 15, 2015
    antisilicon R507 it is a solution..