Have you ever encountered a sticky situation while taking of a sticker from bottles or plastic or anything? Stickers can sometimes be really tough to remove and might leave behind a sticky residue which attracts dust and germs. Well, here are some easy ways to get rid of stickers easily:
REMOVE STICKERS FROM PLASTIC BOTTLES/PLASTIC SURFACES
Check how sticky the residue is. If it’s really sticky, skip this method as you’ll just make it worse. If it’s not too sticky, run your fingers back and forth across the residue, making small balls of the adhesive as you go. Pick these balls off and discard. Alternatively, use a regular eraser; the eraser dust will cling onto the residue and fall off to remove a spotless surface. If the sticker is too sticky, you may remove the sticker as much as you can and wrap it with a paper towel soaked in oil. After 30 minutes, remove the paper towel and scrub the surface using fingers.
REMOVING STICKERS FROM WOOD
Soak a paper towel or cloth in white vinegar. Lay it over the sticker and let it sit five minutes. Gently peel off the sticker using your fingernail or tweezers. Don’t soak the wood, or you could swell the grain and cause damage.
REMOVING STICKERS FROM METAL SURFACES
Wet sticker remnants with rubbing alcohol, inexpensive vodka or equal parts white vinegar and water, allowing the sticker to soak up the moisture for a few minutes. All of these materials help dissolve the glue which makes the sticker gunk easier to remove with a plastic scraper. If the sticker is so stubborn you can’t peel it up at all, heat it with a hair dryer on high heat. Warm one end of the sticker at a time so you can pry up one of the edges. The heat softens the glue, making the sticker easier to lift.
REMOVING STICKERS FROM GLASS
Soak the glass object and sticker in hot soapy water. A good 10 to 30 minute soak should help soften the paper or vinyl of the sticker and make it easy to remove with your fingers. Use your fingers to gently lift the sticker off or use a dull knife to scrape off the sticker by gently prying a corner of the sticker off, then wedging the blade between the sticker and glass until it is completely removed.