By Judy 5
My granddaughter put christmas labels on my windows and they won't come off. Is there something besides buying the goo gone to take them off? Some kind of household product?
November 2, 2013
I used the orange Pledge (furniture cleaner) on my bathroom mirror and I actually could not believe it that it really worked. Thank you for the great idea!
Try rubbing alcohol to remove stickers or adhesive from glass or mirrors. It works like a charm.
My granddaughter put Christmas labels on my windows and they won't come off. Is there something besides buying the goo gone to take them off? Some kind of household product?
Judy from Ohio
I have stumbled on this wonderful product called Goo-Gone. It works to get the stickers off of almost everything including plastic. (09/24/2004)
Use cooking oil that you have warmed in the microwave. It will remove the stickers then just use glass cleaner and soapy water to remove the oil. I have done this for years!
Try antibacterial hand gel. It's wonderful removing all types of adhesives and inks including markers. It also smells good. (10/20/2004)
I got the idea to use rubbing alcohol from your site. Unfortunately, I was out, but your idea gave me an idea. I tried nail polish remover and that took the sticker off a new mirror. (01/15/2005)
To remove stickers or tape from windows, I find that if you add heated vinegar to a little spray bottle and apply a bit, it will remove the glue in no time at all.
By Marlene H. (04/18/2005)
Thank you Guys so much! I thought I was doomed. My childish stickers have been stuck on my mirror forever. I tried goo at first, it didn't really work. Then I tried the antibacterial hand sanitizer, which was great..and even the heated vinegar did wonders.Thank you guys! (04/28/2006)
You can use a razor blade scrapper that you use to take paint off of windows too. If any residue is left, Goof-Off works good too. (06/09/2006)
Use some WD-40 (12/19/2006)
I tried nail polish remover, hand sanitizer to remove stickers from a mirror but it didn't work.Pledge with orange oil(for wood) worked wonders for me, came right off. Also worked on taking a sticker off stainless steel. (01/27/2007)
Razor blades. I took off labels from a jar yesterday with the good old strait razor blade. Hope it helps. (03/13/2007)
Stickers on any surface can be loosened by heating them with a hair drier, and scraping gently with the edge of a credit card or putty knife. (03/13/2007)
WD 40 works wonders! (03/13/2007)
You can also use peanut butter. It really does work! (03/13/2007)
I always use windex to loosen up the sticke,r and then I take a razor blade to scrape it off. It works really well. Good Luck! (03/13/2007)
This also works for stickers left on clothes! (03/14/2007)
Gals, did you know that CocaCola works wonders at removing stickers? Bought some large mirrors and couldn't scrape the residue off from the paper stickers. I accidentally spilled some coke on it and the glue slid off.what a wonderful find. (03/14/2007)
Anti-bacterial hand gel along with a stiff spatula worked in a matter of minutes. It washes up easily and it does smells good. Thank you! (03/29/2007)
Try using furniture polish spray. Rubs off easy! (04/12/2007)
I tried the hot vinegar and it did work but it left the mirror smelling bad. I then tried some simple hand lotion and it worked just as good as the vinegar but it left a pleasent smell: (05/14/2007)
Nothing else worked for me.
I use a little bit of baby oil, and my thumbnail. This also works for getting eyebrow/leg wax off your fingers! (09/12/2007)
I tried all responses and the only thing that worked was WD 40 pen. (10/26/2007)
Use peanut butter it works wonders. (12/30/2007)
Pledge and a credit card worked nicely! (01/01/2008)
The most efficient way to remove stickers from glass is with a razor cutter. Hardware stores sell special tools and they're not too expensive. Apply a little baby oil to any remaining goo, scrub with the scruffy side of a sponge, and then use window cleaner. (01/01/2008)
Pledge and a credit card worked nicely! (01/01/2008)
Why do new windows require so many stickers.Some came away easy with soapy water, however I was left with huge eye sores on my six back windows. Gave this site a look and hey presto! Nail polish remover worked brilliantly - so thanks for the advice.
By Sharon T.
Went with the nail polish remover, and some elbow grease and was done in minutes. Thanks (05/06/2008)
Blimin stickers on Microwave doors, who stupid idea was it to put the safety stickers on the DOOR. I bought a stainless steel Microwave, got it home, unpacked it and carefully peeled off the safety sticker-result-one big sticky mess. I took it back and they were ok about it. I picked a new one brought it home and guess what? Another flamin sticker, we've been trying to get this off for about an hour now, tried nail polish remover, scraped it with our nails, soapy hot water, all that remains is the WD40 trick and I'm not sure if I dare try it.
Editor's Note: I'd try Goof Off, put on a piece of paper towel or drip a little on the sticker stuff. Let sit for a few seconds and wipe off. It worked for me on window stickers. Make sure that you wash the area well with soap and water before using. (07/28/2008)
Just take the blade out of a box cutter and gently wedge it underneath the sticker. Slowly it will come off then use an orange based cleaner or goo-gone to take off residue. (08/01/2008)
I rubbed baby oil on a sticker that was on an aquarium and then I used a credit card and lifted one of the corners of the sticker and it peeled right off. Then I cleaned it with glass cleaner. (08/15/2008)
Nail polish remover didn't work for me, but clorox wipes and my thumb nail did. Had to take sticker off hanging door mirror. (09/15/2008)
I can't believe no one knows this the easiest way is to wet a piece of glad wrap, and wrap over the sticker leave for a few minutes, and the sticker will just slide off. If there is any glue left, it will just rub off with your finger. This is how I also remove stickers off the car windows. (10/08/2008)
OMG! I just tried the saran wrap trick and it worked! Who knew? LOL! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :)
Hi, thanks to the post I used WD40 on a microwave door to remove the safety sticker and it worked a treat. Thanks. (01/23/2009)
I decorated my windows for the Super Bowl and used glue dots. I tried a razor blade, a hair dryer to soften it, what else do you guys suggest they won't budge. Thank you (02/02/2009)
I tried the saran wrap and was surprised it actually worked! Neat little trick. (02/21/2009)
Tried the wet plastic wrap on my stickers my boys put all over our glass door and it worked amazing. Thanks for the post. (03/22/2009)
I tried several ideas below and they didn't work on some tough old stickers. But combining several of the suggested methods did the trick. It's great to have all these ideas in one place! This worked on my stickers: rubbed Goo-Gone on decal with plastic wrap, held it in place with the plastic wrap to soak for a couple of hours, then used a fresh straight razor blade to slowly scrape things off. Blasting the soaked decal with a hot hair dryer might have also helped, but I didn't have to go that far. (10/22/2010)