Removing a Paper Towel Stuck to a Wooden Desk?

Somehow a paper towel got stuck to my white wooden desk a long time ago. I never bothered to try to get it off. But now it's getting on my nerves. How do I remove it?

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March 26, 20190 found this helpful

Use olive oil to moisten the towel, let sit for half an hour and peel off.

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March 26, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks! I'll see if that works.

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March 26, 20190 found this helpful

We had a label stuck to a table that my hubby removed by leaving a very thin coating of Murphy Oil soap on the label. It came right off after about 10 minutes. I don't like the smell, but it made the table look shiny and got rid of the melted on sticker. Hope this works for you!

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June 18, 20190 found this helpful

I used mineral oil to coat the paper and then used murphy's oil soap full strength and let it sit for 10 minutes. I used a green scrub pad with a touch of water on it and the paper came up. Just using oil did not work.

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March 28, 20190 found this helpful

Nothing has worked yet, and it may be because the paper towel that got stuck is pretty thin. Any other ideas?

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March 29, 20190 found this helpful

You could try 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and enough vinegar (a few teaspoons to make a paste). Let it sit on the towel (it will foam up) for 3-5 minutes then gently massage the paper up and off the table (the salt will act as an abrasive).

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Be very careful not to let it sit too long or scratch the table. This is a last ditch effort for me since the salt can scratch if you rub it in too hard. Use a clean white rag and be gentle with the process. Post back how it works!

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March 30, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for the suggestion! It took most of it off, so Ill do it again when I get the chance and it should be completely removed. No damage done to the desk either! Thanks for the advice!

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March 30, 20190 found this helpful

Woo hoo!! So happy it worked. This is my go to for tough issues. It just has to be used carefully since salt is abrasive. Blessings!!

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May 9, 20200 found this helpful

Oh my stars ! This paste WORKED! I have an antique secretary that I am rarely in. A few years ago, I noticed some paper had collected enough moisture ( probably when our air conditioner was out for 10 days) to stick to the bottom of leaf on inside.

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I tried all the oils and cleaners. No dice. I happened onto this remedy by accident today, and tried it. I am sooo happy! Thank you! Wish I could post before and after pics.

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