How to remove glue from a PVC pipe
Working with PVC glue, often referred to as plumber’s cement, can be a tricky task as well—unless you know the proper steps. The goal, of course, is to be careful enough not to end up with any spills; otherwise you’ll be asking yourself “How do I remove glue from a PVC pipe?”
The first step is to wipe the PVC adhesive away with a cloth, ideally the moment it drips on a surface where it’s not supposed to be. If you catch it while it’s still wet, it won’t be a problem. For PVC glue that has started to set, you’ll need to use acetone on a clean cloth to wipe it away.
When the glue has been allowed to fully dry on the PVC pipe, you’ll need to use a special solvent to break down and loosen up that bond. Using acetone won’t be enough in this case.