How to remove the sticky residue from stickers, labels or tape
Removing the sticky residue from things such as stickers, labels or tape is one of the most frustrating things you have to do. Nobody likes to do it but someone has. So whenever you buy a new piece of furniture and it comes with an annoying sticker on it you know you’ll get mad. However, when you also know that there’s a simple solution to your problem, you can be more relaxed and just get to work so you can finish faster. Here’s a list of items that many people have found useful is such situations. They can help remove the sticky residue without damaging the surface. However, there’s no guarantee that it will work or that it will leave no marks behind. So it would be best that, before using it, you test it in a small, unnoticeable area first.
The list of things that can help remove the annoying sticky residue includes items such as nail polish remover, petroleum jelly, toothpaste, hand lotion, hair spray, baby oil, vinegar, robbing alcohol, , baking soda and water paste, lighter fluid, kerosene, paint thinner, rubber cement thinner, vegetable oil, cooking spray, furniture polish, eucalyptus oil or perfume. The list goes on and even includes things such as peanut butter, margarine or mayonnaise. Most of these substances should be sued carefully as they may damage the finish, especially on wood. If you’re having trouble removing a sticker from a book or something similar, something that I personally find very useful is to use a pencil eraser. The sticker along with the glue will come right off without leaving a mark behind.
If you need to remove a sticker or label from a surface that might get easily damaged, there are other methods as well. For example, you can try heating the residue with a hair dryer and then wiping it off with a wet, warm, soapy cloth. Also, you can try pressing duct tape on it and then lifting it quickly. These are out suggestions. Feel free to be doubt us but don’t eliminate these methods just because they might seem silly.