Removing Price Tags


July 27, 2006

A Hair Dryer

When using a craft product (such as a cigar box) and there is a price sticker on it, use a hair dryer to help remove it. It comes off easier and leaves no sticky residue.

By Bambi from Hudson, NY


I tried a tip that really works to get rid of hard-to-remove tags. WD40 did the trick. I read about it from their newsletter. I tried nail polish remover first with little success. Fished out my spray can of WD40, gave both tags a shot, let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and -- presto -- gunk gone with ease.

By HAC from CT

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I run booths in three flea markets in three towns in Ontario and I find bread ties are the best for removing price stickers. Slightly dampening the tag makes it easier to remove (when possible).

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December 27, 2006

I need help removing price tag sticker glue from a leather wallet.

Angie from Elk River, MN


By Paula Jo Carr, Mebane NC USA (Guest Post)
December 29, 20060 found this helpful

Use any kind of drug store alchol on a rag or cotton ball - it will take off the sticky residue for sure.

I know it works as I just used some to take scotch tape off of our sliding glass doors!

Good Luck!

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October 29, 20100 found this helpful

Goo Gone (from the Dollar Tree) is mild and works great!

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January 28, 2010

How can I remove the price label from a cloth box? I think the fabric is rayon acetate with a silver metallic thread running through it. If it was at the bottom I could ignore, but it is in a very noticeable area. I don't have a image to show. Thank you.

By Candis from Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada


January 28, 20100 found this helpful

Try using a hairdryer on high setting. Preheat the entire label. Then lift a corner of the label, all the time aiming the hairdryer at the underside and continue continue lifting the label. This should solve your problem!

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January 30, 2017

Use your hair dryer to soften the adhesive on price tags making it much easier to remove them from items that can take heat safely. This is a page about hair dryer to remove price tags easily.

Hair Dryer to Remove Price Tags Easily

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November 19, 2016

This is a page about removing sticky label residue on clothing. A sticker on new or old clothes can leave a residue that can be a challenge to remove.

A man adhering a sticky name badge label to his dress shirt.

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