Removing Dried Out Masking Tape from Windows

I used masking tape to frame up a window and I left it there too long. The tape has now dried up and is hard to remove. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

By Frank M.

June 11, 20110 found this helpful

Rub some Skin-so-soft or Goo-gone or WD-40 or Soapy water or De-Sol-it on the back side.

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June 11, 20110 found this helpful

If it is on the glass, carefully use a razor scraper. Quick and easy.

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June 13, 20110 found this helpful

Ditto with carefully using a razor blade. A single edged blade would be the safest. You can purchase them at any hardware, home improvement and even beauty supply stores.

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June 13, 20110 found this helpful

Try heating it up with a blow dryer if all else fails.

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June 13, 20110 found this helpful

Soften adhesive with cheap mineral spirits and scrape with razor blade. Easy as A-B-C.

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August 3, 20160 found this helpful


Problem solved. Soak with white spirit and leave for 15 min

With a cheap plastic scraper tease the tape end up.

Now the important bit. As SLOWLY as possible peel the tape off.

You can actually hear it squealing with anger as it's grip is released.happy peeling

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