Removing Stickers from a Wood Door

March 17, 2010

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

By sam from England



By Marnita (Guest Post)
March 31, 20061 found this helpful
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"GooGone" should remove it without damaging the door. I've used this product on several different surfaces without a problem.

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April 1, 20060 found this helpful
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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

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By Trixie (Guest Post)
April 14, 20060 found this helpful
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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.

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March 19, 20100 found this helpful
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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 :)

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March 23, 2015

stickers on doorThere 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?

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December 3, 20170 found this helpful

Mayonnaise would damage the paint. I would use a blow dryer on them, as they heat up, the adhesive will soften and you can peel them off. After you get them off, work on the reside that it left the same way--with the blow dryer and a plastic scrapper.


You may also try goo be gone on the residue.

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March 17, 2010

My two boys put stickers (bumper-type stickers) on their bedroom door and I would like to remove them without damaging the finished wood.

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