Inside: Dealing with sticker residue on your furniture or other items? Check out this simple tip on how to remove sticker residue from just about anything.
One of the most frustrating things to me is when I buy something and when I get it home the price tag sticker doesn't just peel right off.
I have noticed it tends to happen a lot with some of the candles and knick-knacks I tend to buy.
I am all excited to put them up and try them out and then I have to go through and remove the sticker residue left behind after removing the price tag.
Recently, I have received multiple emails from people asking how to remove sticker residue from their furniture.
So whether your kiddos left a unicorn sticker that isn't coming off your favorite wood furniture or you have part of a price tag on a candle this simple trick on how to remove sticker residue will help save you time and frustration.
How To Remove Sticker Residue
There are a few different ways to remove sticker residue. The things that work best on glass or plastic don't work well at all on fabric. But with a little bit of work, you can easily find a way to remove the sticker residue from whatever it is.
Removing Sticker Residue From Glass, Metal, & Plastic
Removing sticker residue from glass and other hard surfaces is usually one of the easiest ways.
Glass and hard plastics are pretty hard to scratch so you don't have to worry about being super delicate with them. Also, they are usually fairly easy to clean up afterward.
If you have a glass surface like a window or a hard plastic I recommend you try using Goo-Gone. You can use the store-bought Goo-Gone or you can make your own. I prefer to make my own homemade goo-gone.
Start by applying a small amount over the sticker residue and let sit for about 5-10 minutes.
Then use a paper towel or microfiber cloth to wipe away the goo gone and any sticker residue. If some of the sticker residue remains you may need to repeat this again.
Once all the residue is gone then you can clean the area with a damp towel to clean all of the goo gone away. I like to add a little dawn soap to the damp paper towel to clean away any grease that remains.
In just 5 to 10 minutes you can easily get rid of all the sticker residue on your glass or hard surfaces.
Removing Sticker Residue From Wood Surfaces
Removing sticker residue from wood surfaces requires a little more patience. If the wood is a soft wood or doesn't have a strong finish you could tear it up using the Goo-gone.
I recommend using just olive oil on wood furniture. You always want to start by testing in a small inconspicuous spot first. If it doesn't damage it then you can try it on the sticker residue.
Using your finger or a microfiber cloth apply a small amount of olive oil to the sticker residue. Let the olive oil soak into the sticker and soak for about 5-10 minutes.
Gently clean off the sticker residue with a microfiber cloth. If you still have some more sticker residue on the wood you will want to reapply the olive oil.
Repeat the process until all of the sticker residue is gone from the wood. Use a clean microfiber cloth to rub in the rest of the olive oil. You can then clean the wood as you normally would. I love this DIY dusting spray for my wood furniture.
Removing Sticker Residue From Fabric
Removing sticker residue from fabric can be challenging but with some effort, you can get your clothes looking like new again.
Usually, with fabric, the sticker has been through the wash and dryer on the clothes before it is realized. It's always harder to remove the sticker once it has been through the dryer.
To remove sticker residue from fabric get the fabric damp and add a drop or two of Dawn soap to the area with the residue. Gently rub the fabric together to spread the soap all around and over the sticker residue. Let the fabric sit for about 5-10 minutes.
After it has set for a few minutes then you can use a toothbrush or a butter knife to try to remove the sticker residue. You will want to very gently rub the toothbrush or knife across the area with the residue.
Depending on how much sticker residue there is on the clothes you may want to rinse it off while cleaning and add more dawn soap. Let it sit for a few more minutes. Then try scraping the sticker residue off again.
The dawn soap should help break up the sticky parts and the toothbrush or knife will help remove anything that remains.
Once you have removed all of the sticker residue wash the garment as you normally would.
Removing Sticker Residue From Walls
Removing sticker residue from you walls is usually pretty easy. You can do one of two things to remove them.
One easy way is to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They are mildly abrasive and do a great job of getting rid of any sticker residue.
You will want to try testing the Magic Eraser on a small part of your wall to make sure it doesn't damage the paint. I like to do a small area behind furniture so you don't see it if it does damage it.
Get the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser damp and gently scrub at the sticker residue until it is all gone. Then wipe down your wall with a clean microfiber cloth to clean off any remaining residue.
If you don't want to use a Magic Eraser you can use a microfiber cloth and some dawn soap.
Get the microfiber cloth damp with water and add a drop or two of dawn soap to the cloth.
Start at the edge of the sticker and gently scrub working your way in cleaning away all of the sticky mess. You may need to rinse and clean the microfiber cloth a time or two.
Afterward, wipe down your wall with a clean microfiber cloth that is damp to remove any soap or residue.
Don't let sticker residue ruin your furniture or your home. Whether you have leftover price tags that are stuck on furniture or a unicorn sticker that went through the wash get rid of that sticker residue once and for all.
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