How do you get old contact paper off of wood or particle board?

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I want to redo a small wood cabinet that someone applied contact paper to the sides.
It's real cute small one. Don't know why they did it.
thanks for any help.
kathy
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  • Whimsy Wise Whimsy Wise on May 16, 2017
    Try using your hair dryer at the corner to see if the paper will lift. Heat may be the answer.
  • Bobbie Bobbie on May 16, 2017
    I used an iron on low setting with a towel covering the area and the contact paper came right off.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 16, 2017
    Try spraying goo gone on the contact paper to loosen enough to remove,then apply more to be able to remove the remaining glue.
  • David David on May 16, 2017
    I've had success by holding an area that's unpealing, and then heating the contact paper while pulling on it. It comes off like a charm!
  • David David on May 16, 2017
    I forgotbto mention to heat it with a hair dryer!
  • Vee Mitchell Vee Mitchell on Dec 07, 2018

    Just used a hot iron with the steam on, and with the combination of heat and steam got some 30+ year stuck on contact off of particle board with some muscle and a scraper.

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