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Removing Masking Tape From an Old Chest

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I have received a very old chest and it has been wrapped with old masking tape, please advise what i can use to get the glue off without ruining the finish.

Thank you,
Lyla

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June 20, 20050 found this helpful

Try Murphy's Oil Soap or Goo Gone.

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 18, 20050 found this helpful

I am hoping that someone can help. I've read several posts and they recommended using saddle soap but, won't that change the color of the leather? Thanks.

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August 18, 20050 found this helpful

Saddle soap is just that a soap .. there are no dyes in it so it will not change the color of the leather .. just get the dirt out and condition the leather, making it softer

I would use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a paper towel or clean rag to remove the tape residue. It will dissolve the stickness ..

Good Luck
Rebekah

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 5, 20060 found this helpful

I need to know how to remove masking tape from wall paneling - they have taped every vein in the wall panelling - how do I remove it.

Editor's Note: I'd try the spray gel goo gone.

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October 11, 20080 found this helpful

I have recently purchased a wonderful wood table with stone inlays on the top. The store put masking tape all over the top when shipping it up to hold the stones in firmly. I didn't think anything of it, bought the table, took it home, and removed the tape. Now there is masking tape residue all over the top of the wood and the stones and I can't get any of it off without scraping the wood. If I use "goo gone" on this table, will it ruin the finish of the wood (which is a dark brown)? Do you have any suggestions of how to remove this old, sticky stuff without dissolving the stain?

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