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?



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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?


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:

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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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