How To Get Glitter Off Of Hardwood Floors

Glitter is incredibly pretty, and that is why it is used in so many different things. It is used to decorate birthday cards, and it coats many different Christmas decorations.

It is a key part of children’s craft activities, and it is something that screams celebration every time that you see it. But, there is no denying that glitter is also a bit of a pain in the neck.

How To Get Glitter Off Of Hardwood Floors

It is beautiful, but glitter gets everywhere, and as soon as this happens it can quickly become a nuisance. Suddenly you will find it coating your skin, stuck in your hair, and most frustratingly, covering your hardwood floors.

The one thing worse than glitter getting everywhere is the fact that glitter is also incredibly hard to clean. So, when you find it on your hardwood floor, you might automatically assume that it is the end of the world. But in reality, it isn’t.

In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at the different methods that you can use to remove glitter off your hardwood floors. Including how to remove glitter glue off of your flooring. So to find out more, keep on reading.

Can You Get Glitter Off Of Hardwood Floors?

First things first, let’s take a look at whether, or not, you can get glitter off your hardwood flooring. In one word, yes, you can. This isn’t always the easiest task, and it can be very frustrating. But, with hardwood and a lot of effort, you will be able to get the glitter off of your hardwood floors.

As well as effort and hard work, you will also need some good cleaning equipment on your side.

Thankfully, hardwood floors are hard-wearing and durable. So, something as simple as glitter or even marker pens will not be enough to ruin your hardwood floors. But, if you do not clean it up properly, the glitter could damage your hardwood floors as it might get ingrained into the flooring.

So, if glitter spills onto your hardwood floors, it is important to clean it up right away. Now, let’s take a look at how to do this. Beginning with how to remove dry glitter from your hardwood floors.

How To Get Dry Glitter Off Of Hardwood Floors

Let’s begin by taking a look at how to remove dry glitter from your hardwood floors. After all, most of the time, it is dry glitter that will end up on your hardwood floors, most commonly because it has fallen off of a Christmas decoration or birthday card.

Thankfully, there are quite a few different methods that you can use to get dry glitter off of your hardwood floors. So, let’s take a look at these.

Wet Paper Towel

The first method that we would recommend using is the wet paper towel hack. When we say ‘wet’ we do not mean dripping wet, instead we mean damp. So, for this method, you should take a regular paper towel from your kitchen and run it under the tap.

Squeeze it so that the majority of the water runs out, then simply wipe it back and forth across the hardwood flooring, in the same way you would move a sweeping brush.

The majority of the glitter should stick to the damp paper towel, and lift away when you move to throw the paper towel in the bin.

Vacuum It Up

Instead of using your vacuum alone, we would recommend using your vacuum alongside the wet paper towel method. If you use your vacuum on the glitter right away, there is a good chance that the glitter will blow across the floor.

How To Get Glitter Off Of Hardwood Floors

But, if you soak up the majority of the loose glitter with your paper towel, then vacuum up the leftovers, you should be able to move most of the glitter off of your floor.

Lint Roller

Finally, we would recommend using a lint roller. These devices are most commonly used for removing pet hair off of furniture, but they are very effective for removing glitter too. In particular, they are great for removing stubborn specks of glitter that have bonded tightly with your hardwood flooring.

So, after you have vacuumed, run over the affected area with your lint roller, and the last of the glitter should be removed from your flooring.

So, as you can see, removing dry glitter from your hardwood flooring isn’t as difficult as you might first expect.

If you use all the methods that we have outlined above in conjunction with one another, it will make removing glitter from your hardwood floor easy. But what about glitter glue? Let’s take a quick look.

How To Get Glitter Glue Off Of Hardwood Floors

What might come as a surprise to you is the fact that removing glitter glue off of hardwood floors is actually a lot easier than removing dry glitter.

This is because the majority of glitter glues are designed to be used by children, and so they are designed to be washable. This property means that you can easily remove glitter glue off of your floors as soon as it falls onto them.

So, as long as you act quickly, removing glitter glue from your hardwood floors will be as easy as grabbing a wet sponge.

With that sponge in hand, you can simply wipe at the glue, and it will lift away from your flooring. If you find that the glue is being difficult, then you should instead get a scrubbing sponge and use this to scrub at the floor.

The combination of water with the scrubbing bristles on the brush will work the glitter glue loose, ensuring that it leaves no permanent residue or stains on your hardwood floors.


So, as you can see, there is no need to panic if you find that glitter or glitter glue has spilled onto your hardwood floors. Thankfully, hardwood floors are durable, and this is part of what makes removing glitter off of this flooring so easy. To find out more about how to do this, simply read the guide above.