Does anyone have a good way to remove contact paper from a metal surface? Thanks.
Sue from Blackstock, SC
By sue branham
By pam (Guest Post) 04/29/2008
Have you tried GooGone? It works very well, just be sure to let it soak in for a few minutes before trying to remove...good luck!
Avon skin so soft will dissolve any type of glue, including the type you use to put down vinyl flooring.
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I would like to know of a non toxic means of getting contact paper off of metal cabinets.
Jan from Lagrange Ohio
Carefully lift the corner of the paper with a sharp pin - making sure you don't scratch the metal. Peel it off. If it comes off in pieces get as much off as you can. Any left firmly attached, prick all over the surface at a less than 45 degree angle, (so you don't scratch the metal), with the pin and gently lift the plastic coating. Use a proprietory brand sticky label remover to remove any residue on the metal and soak into the pin holes on the plastic. Leave for a while - ?30minutes - then have another go at the stuck on areas once the label remover has worked on the glue under the plastic coating. Repeat until all the sticky residue has gone and wash down with soapy water.
Not sure how toxic the sticky label remover would be -some of them smell pretty strong but maybe a citrus oil based one would be the least toxic. (01/08/2005)
By Jo Bodey