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Easy Tips to Remove Sticker Residue

Removing sticker residue and sticky labels from clothes, windows, or glass isn’t difficult anymore. We tell you everything you need to know.


Easy Tips to Remove Sticker Residue

Removing sticker or label marks from clothes, glass jars or any other surface may seem like a time-consuming task. But here are a few simple tips you need to keep in mind to make this task an easy one.

Follow these surface cleaning tips and that sticker residue won’t be a problem any more.

1) From Clothes

You will need a mild detergent to remove residue from your clothes. Take 1 tsp. of mild detergent and apply it directly on the affected area. Make sure you cover the entire stain and rub it with your fingers. If the residue has collected dirt, you could use a clothes brush to scrub the area. Let it sit for 10-12 minutes and then rinse under water. Finally, wash the garment as you normally would in your washing machine.

2) From Plastic, Wood and Metal

Avoid using chemical agents as they can damage these materials. Instead, apply some vegetable oil to the area and let it soak for a couple of hours. Next, take a hairdryer on the warm setting (not hot) and blow-dry the area. This will help soften the glue. Finally, dip a cloth in a mixture of 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid and a bowl of water to wipe the surface clean. Use another cloth to wipe the area dry.


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3) From Windows

Avoid the temptation to use something sharp to scrape glue marks from your window. Doing this could leave scratches on your window. Take a cloth dipped in water and gently scrub the affected area to moisten the stain. Next, apply a few drops of acetone on a cloth and rub it on the glue mark. Finally, use warm water mixed with 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid to wash off any remaining glue. Use another clean cloth to wipe your window dry.

4) From Jars

Take ½ a bucket of warm water and add 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid to it to make a soapy solution. Put the jar in this solution, ensuring that it is completely under water, and leave it to soak for half an hour. The glue should dissolve and the residue should wipe off easily. If you still have sticker residue on your jars, pour 1 tsp. of vinegar on a piece of cloth and scrub the affected area clean.

There you go! Removing unwanted sticker residue has never been easier.

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