I have always been a fan of Goo-Gone (see left). It really works! However, if you would rather not spend the money or if you are in a bind and don't have any on hand, I found THIS article that came to the rescue!
It gives 30 things that you would most likely have around the house that can remove sticky goo adhesive from things! Take a look:
How To Remove Sticker Adhesive
- Nail Polish Remover
- Petroleum Jelly
- Hand Lotion
- Hair Spray
- Baby Oil (mineral oil)
- Vinegar (soak cloth, apply to goo then leave for awhile–even overnight)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Baking Soda & Water Paste (just rub gently into the goo, then wipe off with a warm wet cloth)
- Lighter Fluid
- WD-40 (set for 5 minutes)
- Paint Thinner
- Rubber Cement Thinner
- Artgum Erasers / Pencil Erasers
- Peanut Butter
- Vegetable Oil / Olive Oil (set for about 2 hours)
- Cooking Spray
- Mayonnaise (leave set for a few hours or overnight)
- Goo Gone
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Furniture Polish
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Perfume / Aftershave
- PVC Pipe Cleaner
- For surfaces that you’re afraid to damage, try heating the sticky goo with a hair dryer then wiping off (firmly) with a wet warm & soapy cloth.
- Duct Tape (stick on goo firmly, life tape up quickly, repeat as needed)
A few more tips they give:
- Tips To Remove Duct Tape Adhesive: try lighter fluid or WD-40.
- Once adhesive goo has been removed, wash surface as you normally would.
- If one method doesn’t work for your particular sticky spot, wash off the remainder of the remedy you tried and choose another.
- Ann Parker shares a good tip below: If all else fails, and you are ‘stuck’ with the glue, you can stop its stickiness by dusting it with talcum powder.
- If you’re trying to remove bumper stickers, here’s help: How To Remove Bumper Stickers.
So give it a try! If all else fails, Goo Gone really is magical. Happy savings to you :)