By Curtis from Valley Mills, TX
You could use vegetable or any cooking oil. That works excellently. Remember the basic chemistry behind it - Like dissolves Like. The grease is non-polar so it requires another non-polar solvent to dissolve and get rid of it. Since we are dealing with cooking utensils here, it is advisable to use a non-polar solvent that is also edible.
Use cooking oil on that bad boy and send it back to it's mama!
I have found a drop or two of vegetable oil works great for removing sticky residue. Let it sit for a few seconds and then wipe off.
I had a sticky residue on our walls from a sticker/border I had to pull off to paint. After trying every liquid in the house I thought I would try something dry and it really worked. I used baby powder first but changed to baking soda. The baking soda is more abrasive so it worked much better. I just put some in my hand and rubbed it on the wall. It stuck to the sticky stuff and then just rubbed off. Now to vacuum and because I used baking soda the room will smell better too.
I'm sorry but i tried all the above remedies not one of them worked, after almost giving up (Had a large pesky leftover sticker residue on my road bike helmet) i tried getting out my Calvin Klein Obsession aftershave, two squirts, 3 seconds later on a 4"x2" hard residue, it wiped off instantly. so all of you scratching your heads try it out with any good quality aftershave (not the cheap watered down stuff).
Put peanut butter on the label. Wait about an hour and then it will be easy to scrape it off as the peanut butter loostens the glue because of the oil in it. Won't harm the product either. Got this hint on BHG Tv show.
I use a product called "Goo Gone", you spray it on and wipe it off (sometimes I use a plastic scrubber to help).
If it's a container that will hold food again, I wouldn't use a chemical. I have taken the paper part of labels off then spritzed the remaining gook with cooking spray and let sit overnight. The glue sort of melts.
Get a little peanut butter on your finger and rub it into the sticky residue. The oil in it will break up the glue, then you can just wipe it off with a paper towel. Hope this helps. :c)
I usually run the container under hot water for 4-5 minutes then use a sponge with some dish soap to help work off the rest of the sticky residue. Always works for me.
Fingernail polish remover, any generic brand! Douse a cotton ball (or two or more - whatever it takes) and scrub, scrub, scrub the label and container. Works almost every time on glass and most plastics. Use a tad of "Dawn" dish washing liquid detergent and a scrub pad to clean up any straggler evidence of glue or paper. Good luck. :-)
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