After a shopping trip comes the often frustrating process of removing the labels without damaging your new purchase. This is a guide about removing labels from new products.
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Those horrible price tag stickers on glass, acrylic, plastic, and wood are a pain. To remove them try to take off as much as you can then take furniture polish and spray on that spot well. Let sit about 5 minutes the wipe with a soft paper towel. You might need to do this one or two more times depending on the size of sticker and how much glue was on it, but it never fails and does not scratch or mar product.
by yorkiepoo from KS
Small items I just soak in Dawn detergent and hot water. For larger items like a windshield, or mirror, or window, etc. I use Avon's Skin So Soft. Apply it to the sticker, let sit, and peel off, or use a paper towel to rub off. Then use detergent to wash the oil off, simple and painless.
By Luckyjo from Scandinavia, WI
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How do I remove the glue label on the shelving I bought? I tried a razor but it scratches the paint.
Use something with alcohol in it like hair spray..
You can remove sticky labels with WD-40.
I use this stuff called Goo Gone. It's yellow & comes in a small bottle. Does the trick every time.
Just soak it with Windex and it should come up with little effort in minutes.
I've had good luck using vegetable oil or baby oil. Good Luck!
A blow dryer works too, just heat up the label and it will peel off.
Dab a little lighter fluid on the area let it set a few, it should come right up. But if the shelving is wood, it may stain, so check in an inconspicuous spot!
Use Skin-So-Soft by AVON. WORKS GREAT! No marks. We recently purchased a roll top desk valued around $1,500 - we got 1/2 off because some goof went and taped the drawers shut with masking tape & it was marked up. From past experiences I knew to use Skin-so-soft,,,now we have a beauriful piece of furniture!
My tip is for Phil who wanted to know how to remove glue from shelving without scratching paint. There is a product called OOPS that works really good & is inexpensive.Just test an inconspicuos place before use.
In a small jar mix 1/2 Dawn dishwash liquid and 1/2 rubbing alcohol......shake well and rub or paint tnat onto the label.......let set a couple minutes and it should come off easily. No harm to the surface. I have also used butter on labels to loosen the stickum. Hope this helps.
Try vinegar, works good in removing glue
Try spraying with WD 40. It has taken a lot of
labels off for me...
Goo Gone is the best stuff to have at hand for removing sticky residue off of windows, doors, sticky price labels, or for cleaning gooey, oily dirt off of just about any hard surface. You just pour a few drops onto a soft cloth and rub lightly. You can buy it at Canadian Tire, Lowes or Menards stores. An excellent product that won't stain or discolour.
Great idea. Worked like a gem. Thank a million!
I have a label right on the front of my new microwave door. I cannot get it off with out scratching the plastic door.
Try wetting the label with oil. Let it soak into the label. After a while you should be able to peel it off.
I remove labels by blowing them with the hair dryer and getting them hot. This heats the glue and they peel off easily.
WD-40 will also remove adhesive labels, tags, etc.
I need to remove a glued on embroidered patch from denim. The patch was ironed on recently. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Sukira from Mt Laurel
Usually all it takes is a re-ironing of the patch. Try a steam setting; lightly iron the patch and gently lift a corner. Keep doing this until the entire patch is off. The secret is not to allow the patch to cool and solidify again. Good luck! Joan
I'll have to try that--thanks!