How to remove window stickers?

Emma Marks
by Emma Marks

My new window has this really annoying sticker on it. I've tried peeling it off, but it's leaving behind a sticky residue. Any suggestions on how to remove window stickers without damaging the surface?

How to remove window stickers

  12 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 28, 2023

    Heat with a blow dryer to loosen adhesive, then use a single edge sharp blade scraper (since it is glass it won't hurt it). IF there's any adhesive left behind, rub a tiny bit of vegetable oil on it then clean the window.

  • Warm the sticker with a blow dryer and peel it off. Any residue can be removed with a little alcohol.

  • William William on Aug 28, 2023

    Nail polish remover will also remove the sticky residue.

  • Annie Annie on Aug 29, 2023

    This video might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbU8U7anaWk

  • You could also try some WD-40 or some Goo Gone which should remove the sticker and any remaining sticky goo.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 01, 2023

    Heat the glue with a hairdrier and then scrape off with a single edged razor blade, if any adhesive remains, nail polish remover, a bit of oil, or peanut butter will remove it.

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 01, 2023

    Hi Emma: WD40 works great on removing sticker residue. Just spray it on, let it sit for a minute or two and then scrape with a plastic putty knife, wash with soap and water, rinse and you're done :)

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 02, 2023

    Hi Emma, you can easily remove the residue from the sticker using Goo Gone. But if you don't have any of that you can use rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol actually dissolves the adhesive, which should remove all traces of sticker residue. This foolproof method is also simple: just apply a small amount to a cloth or sponge and rub the adhesive until it's gone. Clean the spot with a glass cleaner and enjoy your nice, clean window!

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 02, 2023

    Use alcohol and elbow grease this method is a reliable way to remove any stickers from the glass with minimal risk of damage. Spray window cleaner or rubbing alcohol onto the sticker and allow it to soak in for 10-30 minutes. Then scrape with a razor blade to remove the leftover sticker and residue.

  • Dee Dee on Sep 02, 2023

    WD 40, Acetone, or use a steamer.

  • If carried out properly, this technique offers a dependable means of removing any stickers from the glass with little danger of breaking it. Allow the sticker to soak in window cleaner or rubbing alcohol for 10 to 30 minutes. The remaining sticker and residue can then be scraped off using a razor blade.

  • Emma Marks Emma Marks on Sep 18, 2023

    I had WD40 on hand and it worked like a charm, the window sticker slid right off after a few minutes, thank you