clever use for rubbing alcohol

I recently found out that rubbing alcohol will release hot glue from practically anything!

I recently found this out while prepping for the last craft show I did. I used an insane amount of hot glue on a few of my projects and of course it got everywhere! After taking way too long pulling off hot glue off some glass, I decided to clean off the glass with some rubbing alcohol. Lo and behold, the remaining little bits simply released!

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Since then I’ve used it to easily remove hot glue from everything, including porous items like fabric.
I mainly use 91% isopropyl, so weaker ones may not work.

Rubbing alcohol is one of my favorite things, and now I have one more reason to keep it around!

3 thoughts on “clever use for rubbing alcohol

  1. HSofia says:

    Wow. I have used rubbing alcohol for removing adhesive residue left on jars from very sticky labels, but did not think about it for hot glue. So maybe we can use the hot glue gun again!

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