How To Remove Stickers and the Adhesive

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How do I remove stickers and the adhesive?

How To Remove Stickers and the Adhesive

Some adhesives are easy to get off. Say you need to get the label off that empty pickle jar. Scrape through the label a little and smear it with dish soap. Soak in hot, soapy water. The paper comes off, leaving just a little adhesive to scrape off. Easy stuff. Price tags and stickers are harder to remove. Citrus oil to the rescue! It's a powerful dissolver, or solvent if you want to be scientific. Your store's cleaning aisle has citrus-based cleaners as well as goo removers. Follow label directions. Has the sun baked tape or a sticker to the outside of your window? Visit the hardware store. They'll advise you on the right kind of scraper.

   

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9/27/2006 12:31:16 PM
Diane Candler said:

Better yet, soak the sticker area in equal parts liquid fabric softener and water, stickiness comes right off!


9/28/2006 8:36:09 AM
Terry said:

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9/28/2006 9:07:52 AM
Vivien W. said:

Vinegar is great for removing adhesives from glass such as picture frames or wine glassess. Just let the sticker soaker for a few minutes and rub it off.


5/30/2007 7:59:38 AM
Jennifer said:

Great product called "Un-Du" takes stickers (stamps, labels, etc.)off in a jiffy and allows you to reuse them, if you want to!


12/3/2007 12:28:49 PM
Trish W. said:

I was watching a cleaning show
On stickers the ladies used butter to remove them .Rubbed butter on top of the stickers left it for a bit of time the scraped them off worked great .


12/21/2007 12:37:00 PM
Niquole said:

ive always used nail polish remover, cover the sticker with it using a cotton ball and it comes right off


2/1/2008 1:45:08 AM
Mari said:

plain cooking oil works just as well, but it needs to "soak" a while. Rub the sticky part of the jar/glass with cooking oil, leave overnight, scrape off. Wash with dish-washing detergent.

also, sticky stuff on clothing: rub with ice and scrape of. Works for chewing gum too.


2/6/2008 7:58:49 AM
Paul G. said:

Just about anything slippery can keep the adhesive from re-adhering. I've used vegetable oil, peanut butter, WD-40, and Goo-Gone (a great product designed just for this purpose). Old credit cards make good scrapers too.


2/6/2008 3:54:17 PM
Ron said:

I use a little bit of margarine to get the labels off of Hardcover and laminated books.
Work Wonders!!!


2/6/2008 4:28:49 PM
kiah said:

WD-40 works great to remove stickers from almost anything


2/10/2008 10:25:29 PM
JP said:

Dab some peanut butter on the sticker and let it sit overnight. Then just wash the sticker off with your regular dish water.


2/7/2009 4:23:11 PM
Laura Robbins said:

Dip a cloth in a bit of butter and smear. This works everytime!! I have used this trick for shoes, glass, picture frames... everything!!


4/16/2009 10:54:38 PM
Mary A. said:

Use hairconditioner on polyester to remove adhesive.


6/30/2009 9:23:22 AM
cj said:

For stickers on packages (I've had lots of luck on plastic and cardboard/chipboard), heat it up with a hair dryer for a little bit. This often softens the glue and lets you remove the thing in one piece.


6/30/2009 11:11:22 AM
diane said:

to remove stickers from hard surfaces i hold a hot hair dryer on it for a few seconds then begin to peel off a corner . it comes off so easily with no residue


6/30/2009 5:40:24 PM
nan edwards said:

the prduct GOO GONE works great!


6/30/2009 8:24:57 PM
Jocelyn B. said:

Heating the sticker with the hair dryer for a few seconds works great to remove them with no left over residue.


4/29/2015 8:29:05 AM
Kay L said:

Got an acacia wood tray from a retailer w/the bullseye as a gift. Almost the entire surface is covered w/a sticker that has glue that has proved to be near impossible to remove w/o damaging the wood. Soap and water, oil, goo-gone, nothing has removed that glue adhesive. The tray is useless. I checked the retailers online reviews for the product and nearly EVERY SINGLE ONE complained about that sticker! I chatted w/customer service to report it and asked them if they didn't pay attention to their reviews. I still have not been able to get that glue off.




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