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Removing Sticky Labels

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Sticky tag and label residue on gift items, dishes etc can be a pain to remove completely. Here is a simple trick for removing that sticky residue in seconds!
Run a hair dryer on high over the sticker for about 25 seconds, peel off the offending sticky label!

That’s all there is to it, really! If it’s a particularly large or stubborn sticker, apply heat for an extra 20 seconds or so.


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8 thoughts on “Removing Sticky Labels”

  1. great idea and so simple too! dont know why i have never thought of it before! cant wait to try it on the next price tag i have trouble removing.

  2. heating the adhesive works most of the time but occasionally you will have extra tenacious adhesive.

    if your item is glass or ceramic soak 10 minutes in hot water then scrub with a copper Chore Boy. If the item is plastic just dab any kind of oil you happen to have handy in the kitchen on the glue and let it sit for a 10-20 minutes then rub off. :Liss:

  3. you will have to wash thoroughly afterward, but wd-40 is great for removing adhesives. It also makes a great wasp killer, just spray the nest from a distance, (via the little straw tube) and they will never return to that nesting site again.

  4. another tip for getting off that nasty glue on clothes (and everything else) is alcohol swabs! it works wonders!! just rub the swab over the glue and it just disappears!

    a very cheap and easy way to clean clothes without damaging the colour also!

  5. To remove adhesive from metal, just rub the stain with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol.

    To remove adhesive from plastic you can use oil, put a few drops of cooking oil or baby oil on a cloth and rub it onto the sticky residue. Use the cloth to gently wipe off the residue.

    Rubbing Alcohol is a good solvent that’s safe for use on most plastics, glass, and metal and it will remove the sticky residue if the hair dryer trick doesn’t work.

  6. Thank you! I’ve actually used peanut butter to remove sticky labels before and that worked pretty well, after reading the article it appears it was probably the oil in it.


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