Removing Sticky Residue

Removing Sticky Residue

I don't know if I'm in the right category, I couldn't really find one that fit. I went to a yard sale and bought a really cute pair of shoes. I don't think they're leather, but I'm not sure what they're made of. They stuck a price sticker right on one of the shoes. When I pulled it off, there's a sticky residue there, any tips on any cleaning solutions that work well for getting sticky residue off stuff? Thanks!

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Stacey from Eagle Mountain, UT

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Removing Sticky Residue

Try a little WD-40 on it. (08/12/2008)

By DEBRADJ.

Removing Sticky Residue

I use WD-40 to remove sticky stickers. (08/12/2008)

By Ginger

Removing Sticky Residue

Any kind of oil will take it off. Cooking oil, baby oil, spray Pam; anything like that. It will also remove labels and the residue from jars, etc. Just rub it in until the stuff comes off. There's a product call Goo-Gone that works but oil is cheaper. (08/12/2008)

By Nancy Wall

Removing Sticky Residue

A bit of alcohol should work. (08/12/2008)

By sandy63

Removing Sticky Residue

I also use Pam, just spray and let it sit a few minutes. Wipe with soapy cloth. Repeat if necessary. It's easy and works great! (08/12/2008)

By Simply Joyful

Removing Sticky Residue

I bought my granddaughter a top at a yard sale, brought it home to wash it, took the sticker off, and the sticker residue came right off with Goo-Gone. After washing, there was no residue from the Goo-Gone or the sticker. I have used Goo-Gone on many surfaces, it is a staple in my cleaning bucket. (08/12/2008)

Removing Sticky Residue

The one thing that no one mentioned, which I have had great success with is----peanut butter. Work it into the sticky spot, let it sit for a few minutes and use a paper towel to wipe it off. Any oily residue can be removed with a little hot water. If you want to remove a sticker, the best thing is to use your blow dryer to heat it up first. This helps to remove it more cleanly in the first place. I think that this is a GREAT SITE. There is nothing like personal experience for really good advice. Thanks to everyone! (08/13/2008)

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By Shari

Removing Sticky Residue

Try using a little rubbing alcohol on the place where the sticker was. Take a soft cloth and alcohol and rub gently over the sticker residue. It will not hurt the shoes. Hope this helps. (08/13/2008)

By Leila Reinerman

Removing Sticky Residue

I use saddle soap to clean shoes, boots. Saddle soap will prevent athletic shoes like Nike, New balance, etc. from cracking. (08/13/2008)

By patty114

Removing Sticky Residue

I bought a nice pair of shoes from TJ Maxx, but as everyone knows, they put their price stickers right on the shoe. After trying every single home product like nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol and cooking spray, nothing worked. Surprisingly, I took an eraser and erased it right off. Do not use other products. They may take the polish or finish off whatever the sticker is on. The eraser worked perfectly. (08/14/2008)

By emmaaa

Removing Sticky Residue

De-Solv-It works great. Available at Walmart. (08/23/2008)

Removing Sticky Residue

Skin-So-Soft by Avon, or baby oil removes sticky stiff. (09/05/2008)

By Marie

Removing Sticky Residue

I had a sticky pen (from a price sticker I pulled off). I tried the Pam suggestion: I sprayed canola oil spray on it, left it sitting for about five minutes, then put it under the faucet for a second, then wiped it off. Good riddance! (09/06/2008)

By Paige

Removing Sticky Residue

Eraser works. When it looks like it's just smearing, use a rag with soap and water and wipe it off and repeat with eraser. It worked for me on a glass surface. (12/16/2008)

By seiko

Marie...

Thanks Marie for the Skin-So-Soft/Baby oil tip. It works well! (01/31/2009)

By Jesse

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