By BLC from Elkhart, IN
You can try scraping off what you can with your fingernail, then using fingernail polish remover. Or, another trick I have learned is to use lighter fluid. Again, scrape off what you can, then rub the area with a cotton ball soaked in lighter fluid. Comes right off!
I usually use WD-40; spray it on, let it sit, peel the label off, wipe any residue with a paper towel, then wash them all in soapy water. Looks like more steps than it is. I have even used it to successfully remove sticker residue inside pricey leather shoes with no ill aftereffects. Good luck!
Try BBQ cleaner. Spray on, leave for about 5-10 minutes (depends on how sticky residue is), then wash off with steel wool kitchen scourer. Guaranteed effortless and effective!
Mix up some Dawn dish wash liquid and rubbing alcohol in equal parts. Use a small brush or cotton ball to saturate the area of goo and rub well. It should all come off. Good luck
Put some cooking oil on the label and leave it over night. If any of the label is still attached reapply the oil.
I always use a little cooking oil It works great for gum in the hair too. Just put a dab on the the label and keep rubbing until it is gone.
I have lots of empty medicine bottles. I like to use them for all kinds of things like salad dressing in a lunch box, toothpick holder for purse, etc. The one problem I have is getting all the sticky stuff off of the bottle after I remove the label. I take the label off and soak the bottle in water. I've used Goo Gone and tried scraping gently with a knife, but the outside is still sticky. Is there a good way to remove the residue?
Grandma B from Coshocton, OH
Sometimes on jars with hard to remove labels, I fill the inside of the jar with hot water to loosen the glue. Sometimes it loosens the glue easily, sometimes it makes it stickier. (10/14/2008)
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