How to Remove Stickers

It can be difficult to figure out how to remove stickers. Stickers, for obvious reasons, generally adhere pretty well to the surface that they have been stuck to. Even if you can get them off, they tend to leave unwanted sticker remnants. The method that you choose to remove the sticker will depend on the material that the surface is made of. Here are some tips on how to remove stickers from various surfaces.

Glass is one of the most common surfaces to attempt to remove a sticker from. A lot of people put bumper stickers on the windows of their car and eventually want to get rid of them. One of the best solutions to use to remove stickers is called Goo Gone. Simply put Goo Gone on the sticker, let it sit for a few minutes and then remove it with a wet cloth.

Rubbing alcohol is another great sticker remover. Peel the sticker off of the glass and then put rubbing alcohol on the sticker remnants. You should be able to remove the sticker fairly easily.

Plastic is another common surface from which you may need to remove a sticker. To take a sticker off of plastic, use a little vegetable oil. As with rubbing alcohol, it's a good idea to remove as much of the sticker as you can with just your fingernail before turning to the vegetable oil. Of course once you get the sticker off, you'll need to take the vegetable oil off as well.

Price tags are often adhered to a variety of surfaces and are difficult to remove. Nail polish remover can work well for price tags, provided that the surface you're applying it to won't be damaged by the remover.

Between name tags and children, your clothes may see some problems with stickers. Stickers and clothes generally become an even bigger problem if you wash the clothes with the stickers still on them. Surprisingly, peanut butter can work well for this. Put the peanut butter on the sticker remains and let it sit for awhile. Then remove the peanut butter and hand wash the garment with liquid dish soap. Finally, toss the piece of clothing into the wash.

WD-40 is often touted as a great sticker remover, but you have to be careful. WD-40 can work well, but it can also damage the surface that you apply it to. Before you use WD-40, do a little test to make sure that the WD-40 doesn't destroy the surface.

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