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Removing Adhesive Labels from Glass Jars

I paint glass jars and find at times the labels are nearly impossible to remove without using chemicals. I found a much easier way and it's far less frustrating. Peel as much of the paper label off as possible, then fill the jar with water and place in the microwave until the water boils. Between the steam released from the water inside microwave and the heated water against the glass the label adhesive then scrapes right off. However, be very careful of the hot liquid inside!

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By Tracey V. from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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October 5, 20110 found this helpful
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Use PAM, or cooking spray, spray it on the sticker residue, rub in, then off! Works fast. And I can always find my cooking spray!

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October 5, 20110 found this helpful

Goo Gone does the job faster and fingernail polish also works. Just dab either one on with a cotton ball and in just a minute it will easily rub off. Then wash with soapy warm water ,rinse and dry. GG Vi

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October 5, 20110 found this helpful

Don't try the microwave solution on plastic. You will have a mess. Glass only.

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March 24, 20130 found this helpful

I use no chemicals at all or anything with an odor. Fill glass with hot water (140 degrees) wait fifteen minutes. I do this to Jelly Jars with handles to have drinking glasses. Those glasses fit perfect in the freezer on the shelf lined up in a row. Ice glasses for your favorite ice cold drinks.

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May 10, 20130 found this helpful

It's never recommended to attempt to boil water in a microwave. If super heated, it can cause severe injury: http://www.trut  htm#.UY3WkUp9Dng

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January 17, 20150 found this helpful

Good tip! I was scrubbing those labels off with steel wool after doing dishes in the sink..but this is way easier. Thank you.

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March 5, 20170 found this helpful

Worked great. Thank you.

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March 5, 20170 found this helpful

Excellent, worked for me. Thank you!!!

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