If you want to get glue off of a prized baseball card or old picture, you’ll need to be patient and steady. There are two main types of glue stains: blobs of glue that can be heated up and dried, flaky glue. The way you remove the glue depends on what kind of glue you have.
Steam from a kettle or pan can be used to make the glue soft (place on a wire rack above a steam pan, taking care not to burn yourself on the steam). White glue can be softened by putting a few drops of isopropyl alcohol on it with a cotton swab.
This will help the item become even more soft. You can put it in a sealed container and leave it there overnight next to a cup or dish of rubbing alcohol (70 percent isopropyl alcohol and 30 percent water). This means that the cup or dish must fit inside the jar.
Peel the glue off with a craft knife or a pair of sharp scissors. The goal is to get the glue off of the paper.
Dried, Flaky Glue
If there is any extra scrapbook paper or anything else the card was glued to, cut it away with the craft knife until only the glue is visible.
Remove a few pieces of glue with your craft knife, being careful not to scrape the paper. Small pieces at a time:
Repeat Step 2 until all of the glue has been removed,