Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Cleaning Sticky Vinyl Clad Wire Shelves

Category Miscellaneous
Wire shelving is very common in appliances, kitchens, closets, and elsewhere. Keeping them clean can be a challenge. This is a guide about cleaning sticky vinyl clad wire shelves.


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
March 15, 2011

Our vinyl clad wire shelves have become very sticky, and we can't seem to clean them. I have tried lots of products, and even pressure washing to no avail. Do any of you have a solution? Thank you so much.

By Mary from Barefoot Bay, FL

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
October 16, 20140 found this helpful
Best Answer

The rubbing alcohol did the trick. Years of dust, grime, even hair wiped right away. Thanks for the tip.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
March 15, 20160 found this helpful

This was very helpful, took me less time to clean.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 4, 20160 found this helpful

I called the company and this is what they recommended. Said that humidity and age cause the stickiness. They also said I could replace the shelves. :(

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 20, 20160 found this helpful

I used 97 percent rubbing alcohol. It seems to work.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 17, 20161 found this helpful

Lots of inquiries on this problem. I have tried may cleaners to no avail, Finally I just now used Spray "De-Solve-It" easy cleaning with paper towel and seems to the job quickly an easily. good luck!


Reply Was this helpful? 1
January 9, 20170 found this helpful

I used Lysol Dual Action wipes. The abrasiveness of the one side made short work of the job and it was not messy. Don't replace the shelving, they end up looking like new!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 19, 20170 found this helpful

WD40 does not work!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 30, 20170 found this helpful

Another person with aging, sticky white wire shelves. I believe they are original to the house so 1995 or so. I'm pretty sure the stickiness is a product of the plastic coating being broken down over time. As it becomes stickier, dirt, lint, hair and all manner of gross household debris start sticking to it.

I tried everything I could think of, Clorox wipes, green scrubby pad, Barkeeper's Friend, Greased Lightning, and even brought out the big guns, Clorox Clean up with Bleach. My shelves got clean but were still sticky until I read here and tried rubbing alcohol. This was the solution! Don't know how long it will be until they start sticking up again, but glad I bought myself a little time on having to replace them.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 24, 20170 found this helpful

Yes, replace them with good old fashioned wood shelves.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
March 30, 20170 found this helpful

Krud Kutter

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers
Related Content
Home and Garden Cleaning MiscellaneousJune 14, 2017
Bailing Wire
Craft Ideas Using Baling Wire
Totes on shelves.
Organizing Shelves
abstract tree wall decal
Making Vinyl Wall Decals
Antique Wood Furniture with Sticky Film
Cleaning Wood Furniture With a Sticky Film
Summer Ideas!
Fourth of July Ideas!
Father's Day Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/20 12:29:38 in 3 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!