Party Pointer: How to Remove Adhesive

Everyone of us has run into the problem of how to remove adhesive stickers from a package or a bottle. Sometimes you can pull the sticker with just your fingers or with a nudge from your fingernails. Sometimes a one-sided razor blade can help remove a label from a glass surface. But it’s nice to have a go-to method for removing adhesive!

Another method to remove a label from a jar surface is to fill the jar with very hot water, and then place the jar in a tub of hot water.

Now my favorite method to use the product Goo-Gone. I have used it for years. But there are other products that will work in the same way. WD-40 Spray and Spray and Wash Laundry Spray will work in the same way, as will mayonnaise or peanut butter on non-fabric surfaces. Rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or olive oil will also work.

Always beware of staining the surface with the oily substances or scratching the solid surfaces under the stickers.

Remove adhesive from cloth place mat or tablecloth:
1. Pretest on an inconspicuous area
2. Apply Goo Gone to stain
3. Blot stain with a clean, white cloth
4. Launder treated items separately, using extra detergent and per label directions of item being washed
Note: Do not use on silk, leather or suede.

Remove adhesive from carpet, painted walls or rugs:
1. Pretest on an inconspicuous area
2. Apply Goo Gone
3. Wait up to one minute
4. Blot gently with a clean, white cloth to remove
5. Reapply as needed
Note: Do not use on silk, leather or suede.

Remove adhesive from clothing:
1. Pretest on an inconspicuous area
2. Do not treat clothing while wearing
3. Remove excess adhesive
4. Apply Goo Gone to stain
5. Blot stain with a clean, white cloth
6. Launder treated items separately, using extra detergent
Note: Do not use on silk, leather or suede.

Remove adhesive from fiberglass, glass, laminate, metal, painted wood, plastic, varnished wood, vinyl, windows, brick, ceramic, countertops, flooring, granite, marble, stone, tile and wood:
1. Remove excess adhesive
2. Pretest on an inconspicuous area
3. Apply Goo Gone
4. Wait 1-3 minutes
5. Wipe or scrape to remove
6. Reapply as needed
7. Wipe off and clean area with soap and water
8. Use caution not to scratch the surface if a scraping tool is used

Note: Use Goo Gone on non-porous surfaces only. It is safe to use Goo Gone on porous surfaces such as marble, granite, ceramic, concrete and brick only if they are sealed. If a water droplet beads on the surface, that would indicate the surface is sealed, and it is safe to use cleaning products like Goo Gone on that surface without it soaking in.

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