If you’ve ever bought stickers for kids or pets, you know that they can be a pain to remove. Even if the package says “easily removable,” it’s sometimes hard to unwrap them without leaving some sticky residue. Like most of us, you don’t want to risk damaging your walls or furniture with a razor blade when trying to peel off these pesky stickers. Luckily there are some simple ways to get rid of sticker residue after applying them!
What Is Sticker Residue?
Sticker residue is a sticky substance that is left behind after removing a sticker. Sticker residue is caused by the adhesive sticking the sticker onto the surface. There are many different kinds of adhesives, and each type of adhesive will leave a different kind of residue behind when removed.
Stickers are usually made of paper or plastic, but many other materials could also be used for making stickers: metal foil, wood veneer (thin sheets of wood), and even glass! Some stickers also use glue instead of adhesives; these stickers leave more residue than those with bonds because they’re easier to remove without damaging the surface underneath them.
Sticker removal methods can vary depending on what kind of surface you’re trying to clean up, as well as what type (and amount) of adhesive was used in applying your decal or sticker in the first place.
Ways to Remove Sticker Residue
Begin With A Gentle Rub-Down: The first step to removing sticker residue is to rub the area with a soft cloth gently. This will help loosen up the glue on your car and make it easier to remove later on.
Use A Little Bit Of Baby Oil: If you want, add a little bit of baby oil or olive oil (which are both very mild) onto your cloth before rubbing down your vehicle’s paint job. The oils should soften up any stubborn stickers that aren’t coming off easily enough by themselves, allowing them to be wiped away without causing any damage to your car’s finish or clear coat protection layer. Rinse the affected area with water once you are done, and never use baby oil on painted surfaces!
Rubbing Alcohol To The Rescue! Rubbing alcohol is a great cleaner found in your medicine cabinet, at the drugstore, and even at the grocery store. It’s also an effective solvent for sticker residue. If you need to remove stickers from glass or plastic surfaces, use rubbing alcohol to dissolve them before scrubbing them away with a sponge or cloth.
Turn To Peanut Butter For Help: The peanut butter method is a tried-and-true way to eliminate sticker residue. The oil in the peanut butter will soak into the sticker, loosening its grip on your surface. Peanut butter works well on glass, metal, and plastic surfaces. Just apply a thin layer of peanut butter with a paper towel or Q-tip and let it sit for about 30 minutes before wiping it away with another clean cloth (washable markers are great for this!).
Call Professional Cleaning Services: Not all of us are blessed with the skills, knowledge and time to do everything ourselves. If you’re looking for a way out of this sticky situation and don’t want to spend hours trying various methods before finding one that works, then hiring professional cleaning services is probably your best bet. The experts know what they’re doing and will be able to get rid of sticker residue quickly and efficiently without causing any damage or leaving behind any messes.