Asked on Sep 21, 2017

Removing sticker residue from bare wood ?

AngelaV SmithJay Paden
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I recently purchased some wooden wine boxes. Each of them has a huge shipping sticker on one end. (4" x 6", told you it was huge). After removing the sticker, it left sticky residue on the wood. Since the wood has not been finished, I don't know what to use to remove the sticky residue. I'm going to want to stain them eventually but can't until I get this gunk off. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


9 answers
  • Amanda
    on Sep 21, 2017

    Try using alcohol. Then lightly sand it off.

  • 62q10370829
    on Sep 21, 2017

    But goo off on spot & leg set & use a scraper to scrap off glue & then wash the area with hot water & soap. Let dry then sand. Good luck.

  • Fiddledd224
    on Sep 21, 2017

    Try baby oil or vegetable oil. If that doesn't work, use Goo Gone or Vaseline. If that doesn't work, use a blow dryer on the lowest setting and see if that loosens the glue, followed by the oil.

  • Mary
    on Sep 21, 2017

    goo off

  • Julia Wolfe
    on Sep 21, 2017

    WD40 or googone

  • Jay Paden
    on Sep 21, 2017

    goo-gone for lables

  • Jay Paden
    on Sep 21, 2017

    googone for labels

  • V Smith
    on Sep 21, 2017

    First I would try alcohol instead of an oil based solvent because there is less chance of staining the wood. If that does't work then you can go to the Goo Gone.

  • Angela
    on Sep 21, 2017

    Gel hand sanitizer. It's alcohol-based but because it's think it will sit on the sticky area without running and penetrate the adhesive. It also won't leave a greasy residue like some other options .

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