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Removing Contact Paper Glue?

What is the best way to remove the glue left behind after contact paper has been on a shelf for a long time?

Joanne

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February 1, 20050 found this helpful

Try Goo-Gone, it is in a bottle about the size of nail polish remover and can be found at stores like Walmart.

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February 2, 20050 found this helpful

Use nail polish remover if the glue is not on plastic

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By lucinda (Guest Post)
November 4, 20051 found this helpful

WD-40 worked for me!!

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May 20, 20140 found this helpful

I wonder if I'm using different stuff because when I peeled the contact paper off the coffee table after one of the kids went crazy with it there was no residue left. It seems like a lot of people are having the issue though so maybe it's the surface of the table that didn't stick too hard to the glue?

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It's one of those metallic looking tables but it's not metal I don't know exactly what it's made of. Anyway, the contact paper I used was this one: www.interiorplace.com/.../

 
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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

the length of time the contact stays on matters greatly on how hard it is to get off. 7 months on and it will mostly come off easily. over a year? lots of elbow grease.

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