We had contractors in our house over the winter, and when they bagged off the stairs to keep the dust out of the bedrooms they used duct tape- on my hutch! When the plastic was removed the tape left its ugly mark. I don't have room in my budget for expensive furniture cleaners and polishes, so I looked around to see what I had available. What I found was easy and inexpensive.
This is what the contractor's duct tape left on my hutch.
I pulled out my mineral oil and an old cloth diaper. Mineral oil is safe for just about any hard surface, so I was comfortable with using it. I sprinkled some on the adhesive and speared it around with my fingers. Then I let it sit.
15 minutes later, the adhesive cam off with a simple rub of my fingers.
Using the cloth diaper, I rubbed the adhesive off. It took virtually no effort on my part.
And now the hutch looks good as new!