Removing Labels from Plastic Containers

How do I get the sticky labels off plastic containers?

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January 5, 20110 found this helpful

Heat the label with your hair dryer and it will pull off easily and not leave any glue.

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

Try WD-40 for the last little bit of gunk. Or if you want to buy something you can use Goo-Gone.

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

How about steel wool and hot water? I get lots of labels off this way with little effort and no chemicals.

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

Use vegetable oil (Crisco, Wesson) by putting on the label so it is saturated & let it stay on there for 15-20 mins. then try to remove. Repeat if still there. A quicker fix is Good B Gone which is meant specifically for this. Vegetable oil works, just slower & usually have to re apply more than one time.

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May 25, 20160 found this helpful

You won't have to reapply oil if you make a paste out of the oil and baking soda. It holds the oil in place for hours. The basic principal is the same.

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September 23, 20160 found this helpful

How do I remove labels from plastic containers

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