Saturday, February 7, 2009

Removing Adhesive Labels from Plastic and Wood

  1. Peel off as much of the label as you can.
  2. With warm, soapy water, wash and scrub the outside of the plastic jar. Soak it if necessary until you can get all the paper of the label off. Use a washcloth and scrub till the only thing left is the sticky adhesive underneath.
  3. Use a dry washcloth and pour a little bit of mineral oil onto it. Rub over the sticky adhesive until it is all gone. It may take a bit of rubbing, but be patient and it will come off.
  4. Wash with warm, soapy water again to remove the mineral oil and dry with a soft towel.
I swear, you would've never guessed it had a label on it to begin with!

Mineral oil can also work to remove stickers from wood. Just peel off as much of the label as you can, and skip step #2. It will take quite a bit of rubbing with a soft cloth, but it will come off and be good as new without damaging your wood.

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