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« on: October 30, 2010 10:11:29 PM »

 Cry  Cry  Cry  Cry  Cry

I had to use Fabric-Tac on a project I was making and the fabric wasn't staying down very well so I set it on my dining room table and put a couple of paperbacks on top to weight it down. Well, apparently that was too much weight and even though the bottle states that it doesn't soak into/through fabric, it DID! Through my fabric, the thickest interfacing I could find for this project and yet another fabric with velvet flocking.

NOW the flocking has stuck to my dining room table and I can't get it off!  Cry I'm seriously in tears over this stupid table because I spent a ridiculous amount of time working on it and then I moved away and didn't have a chance to really enjoy my handiwork and I think it's beautiful and now it's just probably ruined and...

I need help.  Cry

I've tried pledge, simple green, nail polish remover, soap and water... nothing is working.

It's this table here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330876.msg3821585#msg3821585
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010 12:51:48 AM »

According to Fabri-Tac's website acetone will remove the glue.  The bad new is that it will also most likely remove the finish on your table.  The web site also says that dry cleaning will remove the glue.  You can buy cans of the dry-cleaning solvent (search for dry cleaning spot remover or dry cleaning fluid).  I've seen them at my high end fabric store.  You might be able to find it at a drug store or home depot but I'm not sure.  Amazon does have a few brands if you want to order it.  I have no idea what the dry cleaning solvent will do to the finish on your table.  Maybe try it on the underside or somewhere else not noticeable 1st. 

Good luck.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010 05:21:30 AM »

Thanks Chris... I'll definitely try. I'm thinking at this point, if I have to sand/refinish/re-do almost half my table, it's fine. I mean, I did do it once before. Smiley I know at the local Hancock there's like a "grandma's gentle spot remover" or something like that for the same purpose... maybe I'll pop on down and buy a bottle.
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011 05:23:23 PM »

Have you tried goo gone or something similar?  Or try awesome.  My best friend got dried nail polish out of white carpet with it.  It is a cheap cleaner you can buy at the dollar store.  If you use acetone, wipe fast.  You may be able to save the table finish.
How about a razor?  Can you carefully scrape the extra gunk off?

That is a beautiful table.  I hope you fixed it without redoing it.
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