Label residue?


How do you get the glue residue from a label off glass or plastic. Thank you.

  8 answers
  • Glen Glen on Aug 03, 2018

    There is a product called “Goo Gone” that I like to keep on hand. I’ve never had much luck w vegetable oil as some recommend.

  • Eve Moore Kiser Eve Moore Kiser on Aug 03, 2018

    Try alcohol on a cotton ball... I've done this many times before and it works really well

  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Aug 03, 2018

    Hello, I use unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil. I get it at the grocery store and am including a pic of it so you know what to look for. It is actually in kind of a solid form til warmed up a little. Just put some on a cloth and rub until it comes off. You can also put it straight on it. It kind of melts the glue.

  • Vicki Flynn Vicki Flynn on Aug 03, 2018

    Orange oil is good, I also take any of my jar labels of by firstly heating label with a heat gun or alternatively your hair drier.... the majority of glue comes off with the label when pulling it off.

  • Melanie Klem Melanie Klem on Aug 04, 2018

    Goo gone!! Amazing stuff! I am never without it! You can find it at your local department store and in some grocery stores. Spray it on, and if safe for the item, use a scraper or your fingernail to loosen until gone. Rub all over very well with dishsoap to get rid of the oily residue. Rinse well.

    • Ticia Ticia on Aug 04, 2018

      thank you so much. Should have thought of that myself. Duh!

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Aug 04, 2018

    Any product for this purpose (I'm never without Goo Gone). However, common vegetable or olive oil will work too.

  • UpLATEagain UpLATEagain on Aug 04, 2018

    Cheap and amazing! Mix 1 Tablespoon of any cooking oil (canola, olive, corn, coconut) and 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda into a paste. Apply to the sticky area and set aside, 15 minutes to overnight while you do something else. Coming back later, use a paper towel to wipe/lift/remove the gunk right off! Wash off the greasy residue with normal dishwashing detergent, rinse and dry! You're welcome! It took me 45 years of struggling to have a crafty 10 year-old teach me this!

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