Did you know that nail glue can ruin your laptop screen? It can, but there’s no need to panic! With a few household items and one carefully placed towel, you can remove the glue from your screen and make it as good as new. There are a couple of different methods you can use to remove nail glue from your laptop screen, but we’ll walk you through both so you can make an informed decision about which method will work best for you and your laptop screen.
What You Will Need
A credit card, a paper towel, and some nail glue remover. Don’t have nail glue? No problem. Just choose something with a similar consistency that won’t damage your laptop screen when you wipe it on. (Note: If you spill anything on your laptop besides nail glue, for example oil or juice, use another method.)
The quick, easy and cheap way to get nail glue off a laptop screen is by applying pressure. Here’s how: first use acetone nail polish remover to remove as much of the glue from your screen as possible. After you’ve done that, pour on some rubbing alcohol or vodka (or any strong alcohol for that matter). Gently apply pressure with a towel over small areas of your laptop screen. The wet spot will immediately begin turning clear or white; that means it’s lifting up all those stubborn sticky bits of nail glue. Repeat these steps until you’ve cleared all traces of glue from your laptop screen.
Peel Off the Overflow
Before getting any ideas on how to remove nail glue from your screen, try peeling off as much of it as you can by hand. These days you can get quality nail polish remover just about anywhere, so if you need a specific brand make sure you get that one. While some glue will probably be left behind, you’ll find most of it was also removed with your fingernails in one big piece (gross but effective). If there’s only a little bit left on your screen, add some more remover and soak for another minute or two; if it still doesn’t come off all at once go on to step.
Clean Up the Remains
Before you try anything, take a deep breath. While it’s upsetting that your computer screen is damaged, don’t panic just yet. In many cases, nail glue can be removed with common household items! Here are some ways to get it off First, start by wiping away as much of the dried-up glue as possible using an alcohol-soaked cotton swab or paper towel. Then use either fingernail polish remover or acetone to clean up any remaining bits of nail glue on your laptop screen. Once everything has been cleaned up, use another cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol and gently rub over any spots where there may still be residue from any adhesive that was used to attach fake nails (acetone works well for removing fake nails). If all else fails, seek professional help from a repair shop near you!
Don’t Panic If There Are Still Residues!
Cleaning nail glue off a laptop screen requires patience. If you try to scrape or scrub, chances are you’ll be left with smears and sticky spots that need further attention—which isn’t ideal when your laptop is already in less-than-pristine condition. To get rid of any remaining residue as quickly and effectively as possible, use a soft, lint-free cloth (such as an old t-shirt) dampened with rubbing alcohol. If you don’t have any rubbing alcohol on hand, club soda will do; just make sure it’s not fizzy (the bubbles will ruin your screen). Simply dab gently at any remaining debris until it comes up clean.
Know When To Give Up
A tough lesson that many home repair project beginners must learn (the hard way) is knowing when to stop. Taking on a do-it-yourself project may seem like a no-brainer, but some home improvement tasks are best left for professionals. Be sure you know what you’re getting into and how much time and money your project will require before starting it. This can help you avoid costly mistakes, like damaging your screen with too much glue or damaging your laptop when trying to break out some glue stuck inside it. Only tackle projects if you are equipped with enough time and patience –and only start them if they’re worth it in the first place!