Monday, May 11, 2015

Remove sticker residue with alcohol...

Courtesy of wikiHow

Hi Friends,

Stickers or sticky labels use various forms of adhesive to ensure that they stick well to many surfaces, from cars and windows to walls and products for sale. In some cases, the removal of a sticker leaves behind a sticky residue that can attract dust and other grime, turning the surface area a dirty color and leaving behind an unpleasant texture. Removing sticker residue is easy in most cases, and it's possible you've even got what you need to this in the cupboard.

  • Choose a suitable alcohol. For example, rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or a strong, plain alcohol such as clear vodka. Avoid using any sweet or flavored alcohols, as these will introduce more stickiness from the sugar content.
  • Spray or dab a little alcohol onto a paper towel or soft cleaning rag.
  • Lay the moistened area of the paper or rag over the sticky stain. Let sit for a few minutes to be absorbed by the stain.
  • Lift off the paper or rag. Remove the soaked sticky residue with your fingers or use a plastic scraper. The residue should lift off easily (use a plastic knife to scrape if necessary).
  • Repeat as necessary.
  • Allow to dry. Polish if necessary.

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