Asked on Jan 14, 2018

How do I remove color from gel cling stickers on door

Had these gel stickers on my painted door over the holidays. When I removed them the dye from the reds and blues had transferred to the door. Have tried

alcohol, gum off, paint thinner. Nothing has worked. Don't want to paint again.

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  8 answers
    • Mary Deacy Rembach Mary Deacy Rembach on Jan 14, 2018

      The problem is I didn't put them on the window. I put them on a painted interior door. Don't do that. Tried the bleach. Tried the windex with ammonia. Nothing. But thanks for the link.

  • Kimberly Kimberly on Jan 14, 2018

    Magic Eraser, but not on flat paints.

    Then my fav, KRUD Kutter. Good k u ck

  • JenK JenK on Dec 26, 2018

    Know this is an older thread, but just received some Christmas clings and my daughters decided to decorate their doors. Had I known the clings would bleed I would have never allowed them to place them anywhere!!

    This is by no means easy work... but this worked well enough for me that I can hardly see where they were applied. I think I may have found this solution on hunker as well. But, grabbed my microfiber cleaning cloths (separate cloth for each reagent) and used baking soda and vinegar. (Had no white vinegar st the time, so used rice vinegar instead). Cleaned the door with rubbing alcohol, and then made a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Proceeded to scrub in circles, up, down, side to side, diagonally. I scrubbed gently, and then let it sit, before starting to scrub again. I also used some rubbing alcohol at points in between to try to get off some of the red color. Eventually the colors faded. When it seemed light enough, I sprayed some degreaser on it (LA’s totally awesome from dollar tree) and wiped again, up, down, diagonally.

    In some spots it also rubbed the white paint off our doors, so fair warning! Going to attempt to see if I might be able to cover with shoe polish. Anyway, I can’t be responsible for ruining your door, so please know that this is a hazard of trying to sand/scrub this crap off. But, I sure hope this helps!! Please see the finished result below. Good luck!!

  • Constanza Gil Constanza Gil on Jan 19, 2022

    Hey Mary, did you solve the problem? I have the same one but in the bathroom wall :S thanks in advance

  • Elisabeta Lloyd Elisabeta Lloyd on Nov 01, 2022

    I just had the same problem w/ Halloween decorations. Acetone 100% nail polish removed did the job (after I tried 5 other things of course...)😄

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 04, 2022

    Might just be simpler to repaint the door.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 24, 2023

    I agree with Mogie, just repaint the door and be done with the mess and lots of tries.