Asked on Jul 17, 2015

Marbles and liquid

Bernice H
by Bernice H
We dont usually show our messes, but this is worth sharing, if only to have a chuckle or help somene else not be afraid to try something. I used Liquid Nails to adhere these half marbles to glass, the tube did NOT say it doesnt adhere to glass. I used it because I couldnt get the caulk gun to work, I usually use GE ll silicone caulking clear, it ALWAYS works..super great! Well slip and slide..and fall off. Quite a mess. If anyone knows how to clean this glue off so i can use the let me know! Anyway..tada, here is what happened!
q how to clean liquid nails melted on glass, cleaning tips, crafts, how to
  25 answers
  • Carole Carole on Jul 17, 2015
    Would methylated spirits remove the glue?

  • Mall Mall on Jul 17, 2015
    try and get a glue solvent in the shop that will help get the glue of so you can use the vase again, have fun

  • Sue Vernon Sue Vernon on Jul 17, 2015
    Acetone (strong nail polish remover like you would use to soak off fake nails). Be careful where you use the acetone because the fumes can damage the chrome on household faucets.

    • Lisa House Lisa House on Jul 18, 2015
      Most nail polish removers do not contain acetone, have not for many years

  • Heather Heather on Jul 17, 2015
    That is such a shame Bernice. I will not laugh......I would have been near to tears .I have heard of glue remover. I think it is called `Sticky stuff remover". I hope you find something.

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    • Lisa House Lisa House on Jul 18, 2015
      I think is called Goo Gone

  • Clematis Clematis on Jul 17, 2015
    Carole I think your idea is lovely.... hope you managed to fix.

  • Cheryl Hartlen Cheryl Hartlen on Jul 17, 2015
    Heather... is the product you are talking about... perhaps... called "Goo Gone?"

  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Jul 17, 2015
    I would suggest going to the beauty supply store and purchase a quantity of 100% pure acetone, not polish remover...acetone. Then put your vase into an enamel, glass or stainless steel container big enough to submerge the marble area. Pour the acetone in the container up to the top of the marbles. The vase will probably want to float to the top so you will either have to fill the vase with water or more marbles. Filling it with marbles is probably the best approach because it will prevent getting water into the acetone accidentally. Cover the whole bunch of stuff with either plastic wrap or place into a large plastic bag and close the bag tightly. Let stand overnight and see what happens. It is likely the marbles will be at the bottom of your acetone-filled vessel, along with some of the Liquid Nails goo. You should be able to figure out the rest on your own. Just make sure that the acetone and marbled vase are kept out of the reach of pets and children. If you want to conserve the used acetone, it will probably be pretty easily strained through a paper paint filter and put into the original container or another one if you are apprehensive about combining the two after using the first portion for your task.

  • Sheila D Sheila D on Jul 17, 2015
    I happen to love the "ooops". I think it would be rather whimsical to finish the base with random "gems" ;maybe not even solidly covered and leave the vase tilted. Since it is on an angle, you could use to root vine like plants or plant a draping vine. I rarely go conventional!

  • Melody McSweeney Melody McSweeney on Jul 17, 2015
    I am all about recycling and re-purposing however. . . sometimes an inexpensive vase is really not worth all the time and trouble to remove mistakes. . . if this was me I think it'd go into the recycling bin. . .

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 17, 2015
      You got it! Or finish the other side and turn this side to the wall...for a time out! Ha

  • SandyPark SandyPark on Jul 17, 2015
    Actually I love it and would display it as is.

  • Z Z on Jul 17, 2015
    Oh Bernice, I'm so sorry. How frustrating. I'm not sure what would remove that type adhesive for sure. I think I'd call it a loss and move on to your next fun project.

  • Kimmy Kimmy on Jul 17, 2015
    I want to thank you for sharing! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has an "Oops" from time to time. Keep on keeping on!!! :)

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 17, 2015 I know ,so when someone asks on HTalk what to use..I can definitely tell them what to use and what NOT to use! :)

  • Heidy Heidy on Jul 17, 2015
    Locktite Go2 Gel is amazing for this project. :)

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 17, 2015
    Thanks everyone.....this is just a dollar store vase..not a big deal. The marbles that stayed are with the silicone when I switched over....I didn't know how big a mess this would become as I continued. As I said not a big deal....and hubs got the caulking gun working easy..I was pulling on the wrong thing. But my friends all used the silicone,and did not have this problem thankfully. Their first time....they might have gotten discouraged. Oh well... :)

  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Jul 17, 2015
    The tube does state that one surface must be porous. Either way, "nails" is not the best adherent for damp environments, and washings would have caused another 'fail' down the road... Though it looks like an art installation piece just the way it is!

  • Chelseaboots Chelseaboots on Jul 17, 2015
    Could you cover up the glue instead of removing? I've seen vases having glue on and then rolled in decorative sand. Or the rope crafts are all the rage right now. Get a brown rope or string and just wrap around and around adding the glue as you go to press it into it. Or leave as is and build or hunt for a nice container (dollar store,2nd hand store) to set the glass vase in so it's hidden. Then your outside container doesn't have to be able to hold water. If you or someone you know likes to do woodworking this website has great ideas. The link is to a wooden vase that you can set a glass or plastic container inside. If you don't like the shabby chic look you could always paint in your favourite colour or get a really nice stain colour. They have other ideas on there so it might be worthwhile taking a look for inspration. I made that craft as well but luckily I had an old small tube of silicone. I had looked at the Hard As Nails tube but I knew I didn't want that since I had white only. I was going to make 2 of them but by the time I glued all the marbles on and then priced decorative sand I decided not to and just dumped the marbles inside the 2nd one. lol I did end up eventually getting some sand given to me for the completed one and then added a party lite citronella candle on the top. They both look nice out on the patio. I hope you can figure something out.

  • Sharon Gaul Sharon Gaul on Jul 17, 2015
    E6000. I used that to glue those on a window then grouted if and it looks like stained glass

  • Jani Wolfe Jani Wolfe on Jul 17, 2015
    Hubs said liqued nails hardens and is brittle. He says to use a straight razor blade to remove but be careful. Loosing a couple of fingers might be more costly than replacing the vase. Good luck.

  • Terri C Terri C on Jul 18, 2015
    Yes I have had that same problem . . and find that my glue gun works just fine for me instead . . and then I grout the stones and put a grout sealer on the whole thing so that it will not fall apart when washing it . . . this also works well on plastic planter pots too.

  • Stephanie N Stephanie N on Jul 19, 2015
    I agree with Jani Wolfe regarding your safety. I'd buy another vase and another bag of glass stones from the dollar store. It will be pretty when you're done.

  • Jerrilyn klubek Jerrilyn klubek on Jul 20, 2015
    If anything positive can come out of this boo boo....I think it is Pretty!! What a great conversation piece it is also!!

  • Stephanie N Stephanie N on Jul 21, 2015
    I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes out when you're finished. Will you show us?

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Jul 21, 2015
      Thanks but I probably won't mess with it,ihavelots of jars ,vases tectonic work with. I have lots of my stuff posted on ht ,so you can see results. My favorite thing I did was cover a lamp base with the marbles...when the lamp is on...super reason for posting was to comment on the glue used,liquid nails is not a good one to use! Proof! Haha. I usually use GE all silicone clear. I find E6000 too runny for me. Thanks again!

  • Teresa generas Teresa generas on Jul 24, 2015
    Bless your heart for sharing your failed project. It made me laugh because I have had several similar failures but I only shared them with my family....then I threw them out before anyone else could see them. Now that I have laughed at your noble effort and failure, I think I'll start sharing mine with friends for a laugh as well.

  • Judy Thornton Judy Thornton on Jul 26, 2015
    I agree, I think it looks great just the way it is - if you have a place to display it, it would be a real conversation piece.

  • Etta Etta on Jul 26, 2015
    Try E-6000. Hans' t failed me yet.