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Removing Contact Paper

We recently removed contact paper that had been applied to the outside of all our kitchen cabinets. All of the paper came off, but it left a very sticky adhesive residue on the wood cabinets. We've tried everything under the sun, but haven't been able to remove it. We've tried MEK, acetone, turpentine, and something that Home Depot recommended. We need to get it off so we can sand and then paint. Help. Is there something that would work for this?




Removing Contact Paper

Wet a clean cloth with any kind of cola. Keep rubbing until all the glue is gone. I found this out years ago when we spilled cola on a contact-paper-covered counter and it immediately started to peel. Be sure to follow with clean water until any cola residue is gone. The stuff is wicked. (Which is why I don't drink soda anymore.) (07/31/2004)

By Fran Marie

Removing Contact Paper

WD 40 is the best remover of "sticky stuff". (06/28/2007)

By Graycrab

Removing Contact Paper

Try Gum Out, or alcohol, or a combination of both. (06/29/2007)

By Audrey

Removing Contact Paper

There is a orange substance called Goo Gone. It's made especially to remove sticky stuff. You can find it at Wal-Mart in the cleaning aisle for about $3. (09/06/2007)


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