KH asked in Home & GardenOther - Home & Garden · 1 decade ago

What's the best way to remove price tags/stickers?

What household products do you use to remove stubborn sticky price tags/stickers? From hard surfaces, and from paper products (like a label, which I want to keep in tact)?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Lots of people use nail polish remover and it works...sometimes. Often those stickers leave behind an adhesive residue. I work in the in the retail food industry, which includes my staff applying scale-labels to weighed items. The best removal agent, for those labels that they 'accidentally' stick to the counter-tops, is butane lighter-fluid. This only works for hard surfaces: with a blunt-edged implement (sharp edges will scratch the surface) remove as much of the sticker as possible. Pour a little bit of lighter fluid onto the affected area and rub it around with a paper towel. Wipe again with the dry portion of the towel and, if necessary, finish with soap and water. Removing stickers from paper is a lot harder, and sometimes impossible as the porous material absorbs a little of the adhesive. Try steaming the area to soften the sticker and peel away as much as you can. Leftover adhesive can, sometimes, be removed with a piece of masking tape: apply and remove the tape, several times, to and from the sticky area. Good Luck!

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    3 years ago

    Removing Price Stickers

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    mineral spirits or lighter fluid will remove the sticker and residue but will not leave the price sticker in tact. becareful using either of these on plastic -- it can scare the surface. I don't know how to remove it from paper with out damage

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  • 1 decade ago

    I haven't tried it, but I've been told that WD40 will remove the sticky stuff left by price stickers

  • 1 decade ago

    If it is stuck to a hard surface you can aim a blowdryer at the price sticker for a few moments to melt the glue & should be able to pull it away leaving no residue behind.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ice. Apply it to the stricker, gently scratch off while rubbing the sticker with ice...

  • 1 decade ago

    wd40 is the best way to get rid of sticker adhesive or duct tape adhesive

  • 1 decade ago

    gently soak them in warm water, on a hard surface, nail varnish(non alcohol)remover

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lighter fluid.

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