How do you remove stickers? Removing a sticker can be a hassle. From rubbing and scrubbing, it takes patience and time. Whether your child has put stickers on the wall or you need to remove the sticky price tag on a gift. Here are some tips and tricks to remove a sticker or sticky labels from plastic, metal, wood and glass.
Removing a sticker usually involves scrubbing it with your fingernail or using a sharp knife to scrape it off. Adding an oil product to the sticker to soften it also works. This takes time and patience. There are better ways to get that sticker removed fast and easier than normal.
Proven Methods To Remove Stickers And Residue
You can remove stickers easily by using these products already in your home:
WD-40 – Use eye protection and spray the WD40 on the sticker that needs to be removed. Let the lubricant set for a few minutes. Slowly slide the sticker off. Wipe the WD40 off of the surface once the sticker is removed.
Razor Blades – Use caution when using a sharp blade. Slide the razor under the sticker and evenly move the razor while the sticker detaches. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished. Be careful not to damage the surface the sticker is being removed from.
Rubbing Alcohol – Carefully add a small amount of the alcohol to the sticker or sticker residue. Let the alcohol sit so it is able to penetrate the adhesive. If the sticker is on the wall, add the alcohol to a paper towel and set it over the sticker for an hour or so. This is to penetrate and dissolve the adhesive. Once time has elapsed, slowly remove the sticker. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished.
Warm/Hot Water – If the sticker is on a product instead of the wall, you can try soaking it in warm water. Either add it to a sink full of hot water, or soak a cloth in hot water and add the cloth to the sticker. Give the hot water time to absorb into the sticker and adhesive. Once the sticker has absorbed the water, scrub it off being careful not to damage the surface it is being removed from.
Hair Dryer – Put the hair dryer in high heat mode and hold it over the sticker for 30 seconds. Be careful of the hot surface. Grab the edge of the sticker and slowly lift it until the sticker is fully removed. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished.
Pencil Eraser – Rub the eraser on the sticker. Using friction and the eraser, the sticker will slowly be removed. Be mindful of the surface you are removing to avoid damage. Clean the surface once complete.
White Vinegar – Carefully add a small amount of the Vinegar to the sticker or sticker residue. Let the Vinegar sit so it is able to penetrate the adhesive. If the sticker is on the wall, add the Vinegar to a paper towel and set it over the sticker for an hour or so. This is to penetrate and dissolve the adhesive. Once time has elapsed, slowly remove the sticker. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished.
Products Designed To Remove Stickers And Sticker Residue
Goof Off – Removes adhesives, glue, crayon, pen & marker, stickers & decals, asphalt & tar, dried latex paint, duct tape, caulk, tree sap. Ideal for all kinds of hard surfaces such as metals, glass, brick, wood, concrete, grout, fiberglass, hand tools and most automotive surfaces.
Goo Gone – Removes stickers and tape. Excellent for removing tape from most surfaces. Great for removing stickers from gifts or even cars.
Strange But Proven Methods To Remove Stickers And Residue
Peanut Butter – Put the PB on the sticker. The oils within the peanut butter will soak into the sticker and loosen it up. Once about one hour has elapsed, scrub the sticker and adhesive off. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished.
Coconut Oil – Add the coconut oil to the sticker that needs to be removed. LEt sit for about one hour. Once the oil has been absorbed, the sticker and adhesive will be easily removed. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished.
Mayonnaise – Add mayo to the sticker, let it penetrate for 1 hour. Once the sticker has absorbed the oils, remove the sticker. Wipe off the surface with a damp cloth once finished.
How to Remove Sticker Residue from Any Surface
Other Products That Can Remove Adhesives
Nail Polish Remover
Dawn Dish Soap
Tea Tree Oil
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