Hot glue mess...

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  1. lilmisses1014

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    Mods, I sincerely apologize if this is supposed to be in another area. :hugs:

    The teacher who was in my classroom last year was a bit hot glue gun happy. She used the hot glue gun to put a word wall on a chalkboard. :huh: Anyway, the leftover glue is all over the board and looks unsightly. I was wondering if there was some way to remove the glue from the chalkboard without destroying the board.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!
     
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  3. Hoot Owl

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    Have your tried using a nail file?

    My husband says try WD-40?
     
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    Try nail polish remover
     
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    You might be able to scrape/pop it off with a putty knife.
     
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    I have the same issue with my back board. I have nail polish remover. I have to try this.
     
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    Thanks so much for the suggestions!! I'll bring nail polish remover tomorrow. If that doesn't work then I'll try WD-40. (I think I have some in the garage.) One of my team mates suggested I use my hair dryer to soften the glue before removing it.

    Thanks again!!!
     
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    Use germ-x hand sanitizer! No lie it helps that stuff come right off!
     
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    It doesn't just peel off?

    She must have used low-temp glue. I'm the queen of hot glue, and it always just peels off . . . but I only use hot melt.
     
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    I use glue guns to attach EVERYTHING to EVERYTHING, and like Ima said, it peels right off. I've only had it stick to things that are not laminated....and I only made that mistake once! LOL
    Kim
     
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    No, it won't peel off the chalkboard. I had no problem peeling it off of the walls, though.

    I tried using nail polish remover, but had very little success. Actually, it rubbed the green color right off of the board. Oops. At least I did it in an inconspicuous area. :D

    Goehring, I'll try the Germ-X tomorrow. I already covered one side of the board with butcher paper and a snazzy border, so I'm done dealing with it until I decide to change it. However, there are other areas I haven't yet covered. I'll report on the Germ-X tomorrow.

    Thanks again!!
     
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    Take an iron and put it on steam then hold it a few inches from it. It will make it soft enough without heating the board. It should just scrap off.
     
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    Your custodians have an aeresol gum remover that works sometimes to remove hot glue; once the glue is frozen it seems to come off well with a putty knife. I'm not sure how this will work on chalkboards though--maybe try a small area to begin.
     
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    Okay-- I tried the Germ-X and was pleasantly surprised at how well that worked! It didn't get everything, but I was able to remove the worst of it.

    JustJim, I can't believe I never thought to ask our custodians to help me out!! Something to think about for the end of the year.

    mrachelle, thanks for your suggestion. :)

    Since the chalkboards are gross, I just covered them with bulletin board paper. I have a Smart Board (woot! :woot:) anyway, but I also have room to hang chart paper above the chalk board.
     
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    I swear by Goo gone. They sell it at Home depot and Lowes, maybe even walmart. It takes off anything!!
    I got paint off my DH police uniform in like 2 seconds with an old toothbrush!
     

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