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Ways to remove sticker residue4 min read

sticker residue

The majority of us already know from painful experience that removing sticker residue may be quite challenging. Trying to remove stubborn stickers and labels, as well as the adhesive residue they leave behind, may be downright annoying when you don’t know what you’re doing.

Sometimes, it’s difficult to remove all of the sticker residues. Removing these residues from various things is done using many ways.

We have listed some ways to remove stubborn sticker residues from several surfaces.

Sticker residue off the plastic

To begin with, a method that is both risk-free and entirely natural is to combine vinegar and soapy water and, if possible, completely submerge the plastic in the mixture. After letting it sit for half an hour, you can rub and scrape the residue. If residue is left over, you can apply an additional layer of vinegar or the solvent mixture. There are many other methods, such as cooking oil, peanut butter, or rubbing alcohol.

Sticky residue off glass

Make balls out of the glue by rolling them with your fingers. Run your finger along all of the residues while keeping pressure on it. The leftovers will roll into balls that are easy to pick up.

You can also use wet wipes to clean any residue left behind on the glass.

Utensils made of glass can be cleaned in soapy water by soaking them for a few minutes. The labels and residues quickly come off after washing them with water.

Grab an eraser from your pencil case if you’ve peeled off the paper backing of a sticker but still can’t get the adhesive residue off! The rubber will grab the glue, pull it away from the surface, and make it easier for you to scrape off.

Sticky residue labels off wood

Acetone can dissolve adhesive without leaving a stain. After allowing it to sit for about a minute, wipe it clean. Oils, petroleum jelly (similar to Vaseline), dish soap, and other products can successfully remove adhesive but may damage some finishes.

Sticky residue from clothing

Before putting it through the washing machine, you should wash it by hand with detergent.

Sticky residue from a Phone

Remover for nail polish is quite effective when used on electrical devices. Make sure to remove the residue as quickly as possible. Also, make sure not to use an excessive amount of liquid.

Sticker residue off of leather

Apply a small amount of acetone or cooking oil, then let it sit for the night. Then you should carefully scrape it off. 

Stickers off a storage container

First, wet the label with water, and then using anything sharp like a knife or scissors, carefully peel the adhesive off the bottle.

 Remove sticky price tag tape residue from shoe insoles

You could try removing the nail polish with nail polish remover. It is functional to a certain extent. One more choice is to clean the shoes in the washing machine. The laundry detergent may wash it away or at the very least make it easier for you to clean up.

Removing stickers off cars

The heat from a hair dryer is one of the simplest and cleanest ways to remove stickers, and it is particularly helpful for removing outdated bumper stickers from vehicles. After turning on your hair dryer, move it in close proximity to the sticker you wish to remove and keep it there for about a minute. If it still doesn’t come off, try for another few seconds.

Sticker residue from a whiteboard

You should be able to remove the sticker residue from your whiteboard by using a cooking oil spray, a paste made of oil and baking soda, or a product that is available for purchase.

Pidilite WD 40

Sticker removal is made easier with WD-40. Once you’ve applied the lubricant, let it sit for a few minutes before peeling off the sticker or price tag. 


The type of surface you are cleaning and the amount of residue that has to be removed both play a role in determining which product is best. When working with absorbent materials, you should avoid using greasy products, and when working with metals and stone, you should exercise caution when using vinegar. Some common home products are significantly more successful at removing sticker residue than those that are intended expressly for the task.

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