Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Removing Stickers from a Wood Door

Category Advice
Removing stickers from a wood door can be done, keeping in mind the type of finish. This is a guide about removing stickers from a wood door.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 1 found this helpful
March 17, 2010

How do I clean stickers off a wooden door painted with gloss paint?

By Sam from England

Answers

By guest (Guest Post)
March 31, 20060 found this helpful
Best Answer

"GooGone" should remove it without damaging the door. I've used this product on several different surfaces without a problem.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

April 1, 20060 found this helpful
Best Answer

Have you tried using a hair dryer on the stickers? They usually come off straight away and then just polish off the residue with a cloth.

Good luck
Monique, UK

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
April 14, 20060 found this helpful
Best Answer

I've taught biology and chemistry for years, and we always use a steam iron set to dry mode with a damp cloth or acetone (fingernail polish remover) to remove sticky residue as well as permanent ink marker (teenagers love to mark on classroom walls as well and the acetone in the fingernail polish doesn't damage finishes). If you find the area darkened around the sticker area, you can use 409 and elbow grease to clean the wood, doesn't damage it either (mom of 7 trick, not from teaching). I wouldn't recommend the peanut butter or oil as they will seep into the wood if there is not a protective barrier in place. HOpe this helps.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

March 19, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

Smear with mayonnaise, leave for 20 minutes then scrape off with an old plastic credit card. I have tried every other way and this is by far the most successful method. Monique :)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

March 23, 20150 found this helpful

There are 9 stickers on my wooden bedroom door. There are big ones and small ones. I'm not allowed to use mayonnaise. How else do I remove them?

By Kayla C.

Ad

Answer this Question...

Archives

ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.

March 17, 20100 found this helpful

My two boys put stickers (bumper-type stickers) on their bedroom door and I would like to remove them without damaging the finished wood. The stickers have been on the door for at least 25 years. Does anyone have any ideas?

Brenda from Knoxville, TN

Answers:

Removing Stickers From a Door

GooGone should remove it without damaging the door. I've used this product on several different surfaces without a problem. (03/31/2006)

By Marnita

Removing Stickers From a Door

Have you tried using a hair dryer on the stickers? They usually come off straight away and then just polish off the residue with a cloth.

Ad

Good luck.

Monique, UK (04/01/2006)

By Monique63

Removing Stickers From a Door

Peanut butter, put on one day, sticker slides off the next. This works for me.

Ceil (04/01/2006)

By CEIL

Removing Stickers From a Door

Be careful with the Goo Gone or peanut butter, they might stain the finish on the door. I would go with the hair dryer, or try a damp towel and a low temp iron. That also works for getting gum and candle wax from carpets. (04/02/2006)

By Misty

Removing Stickers From a Door

WD 40, it won't harm your wood door; it's good for cleaning the stickers off of anything. Just spray on let sit a few minutes and rub off with a dry or wet cloth. When the WD 40 dries you won't see it on the door. This is good for getting permanent black marker off wood also. Good luck. (04/02/2006)

Ad


By Madeline

Removing Stickers From a Door

My boys stuck a few silly stickers on the paneled walls of our spare bedroom. I left them there (for sentimental reasons ) for many years. When I finally decided they needed to come off I was surprised to find that the paneling had darkened over the years, but the wood underneath the old stickers had stayed the lighter original color. You may find the same thing. The stickers may come off okay, but the shape of them will still be visible on your door. (04/02/2006)

By Grandma Margie

Removing Stickers From a Door

I found these hints in my e-mail box today.

HINT

Removing Glue and Sticky Residue:

To remove sticky residue/glue, try one of these:
mayonnaise, peanut butter, nail polish remover,
Goo Gone, or any oil.

I thought to share them in case they are any use to anyone. I was surprised to see that peanut butter was included, but that one seems to be known by some already.
I hope you find a solution to your sticky problem.

Monique x (Somerset,UK) (04/04/2006)

By Monique63

RE: Removing Stickers From a Door

Removing Stickers From a Door

I've taught biology and chemistry for years, and we always use a steam iron set to dry mode with a damp cloth or acetone (fingernail polish remover) to remove sticky residue, as well as permanent ink marker (teenagers love to mark on classroom walls, as well, and the acetone in the fingernail polish doesn't damage finishes). If you find the area darkened around the sticker area, you can use 409 and elbow grease to clean the wood, doesn't damage it either (mom of 7 trick, not from teaching). I wouldn't recommend the peanut butter or oil as they will seep into the wood if there is not a protective barrier in place. Hope this helps. (04/14/2006)

By Trixie

Removing Stickers From a Door

Wet the corners of the stickers with white vinegar and let them soak for a minute. Use an old credit card to scrape them off. Use vinegar to remove residual glue, or use Goo Gone. (05/25/2006)

By BobbyIceCubes

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning AdviceApril 6, 2013
Guides
Woman Cleaning Wood
Removing Paper Stuck to Wood
child's hands cutting out a butterfly drawing
Making Homemade Stickers
Bumper Stickers on Car
Using Bumper Stickers
A bottle of Goo Gone, great for removing stickers from plastic.
Removing Stickers from Plastic
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/18 09:24:11 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!