Is there a homemade remedy for removing sticky residue (eg, cello-tape) from hard surfaces?
By Barbara from Calpe, Spain
Read the Archives at the bottom of this page. (07/06/2010)
I just discovered that Caress soap bar will dissolve adhesive.
In fact, last week I used some to remove Scotch tape from a window.
Wet a washcloth, make up a lather on the Caress bar and rub the adhesive spot. It even removed my adhesive medical tabs. No alcohol, nail polish remover, works a charm. Incidentally, I initially bought it because I read on this site that it keeps mosquitoes away. I was disappointed to find out it didn't, but am happy to find another way to use it. I bought the regular pink bar. The bath gel also works too to remove adhesive, but not to get rid of mosquitoes.
Good luck! (07/06/2010)
If you happen to have any aerosol hairspray, this works efficiently and quickly. Just spray on and leave a little while, then wipe off. (07/07/2010)
Peanut butter. Leave on about an hour and wipe off. Should work. (07/08/2010)
Use a solvent like mineral spirits or lacquer thinner.
Nail polish remover works too. (07/08/2010)
I use baby oil on wood pieces or even olive oil will work; otherwise rubbing alcohol will do a decent job. (07/08/2010)
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