There was a recent Facebook Stagers Group post with over 50 comments — we are constantly buying new things and need to be able to remove those price stickers!!
So I set out to test some of the suggested solutions:
- Soak with a damp cloth
- Use Goo Gone
- Try rubbing alcohol
- Use a flat razor blade on flat, non scratchable surfaces- such as glass
- Use Windex
- Pure lemon essential oil- better for the environment and smells nice
- Wet a paper towel, cover it and soak it off
- Goof off
- Baby wipes with aloe
- WD 40 with plastic dish scraper
- Krud Kutter
- Magic Eraser
- Eyebrow wax remover from a beauty supply store (!!)
- Hair dryer
- Orange manicure sticks
- Peanut butter
- Just break it (LOL)
I had a couple of formidable stickers to try it out on— the MADE IN AMERICA stickers that came on my new stainless steel appliances. Actually, they are a year old and I still have the stickers, because I just didn’t want to try to scrape them off!
So I rounded up my supplies… and decided I would try the one I thought least likely to work: Peanut Butter.
Nope, all it did was make me hungry and made the sticker kind of greasy.
Then I tried rubbing alcohol. It made my foil sticker nice and shiny, but didn’t loosen the adhesive one bit!
I also tried WD-40 and it looked like it was about to start to peel up, but I wanted an easy way that wouldn’t involve much elbow grease. Onto another suggested solution: Krud Kutter.
And Voila! It loosened the edge and I was able to easily peel it off, and it left no residue. I already count on Krud Kutter as one of the go-to items in my staging (Mary Poppins) bag! Now I know it does even more!
Since several people on the post swore by their steamer for removing stuck-on labels, I decided to try that method first for the label on my stainless steel dishwasher. I didn’t want to use something harsh because you know how finicky stainless can be.
I was excited to see the steam start to lift it off — so of course I had to start peeling it off, which left a round sticky residue. Not so easy to see, but trust me. A round sticky ring.
I tried the Aloe baby wipes first and had high hopes, but alas, it did not take off the sticky residue. Lemon essential oil to the rescue!!
This is the kind I used, by Young Living. So I’m adding it to my Mary Poppins bag for sure! My friend that knows all about essential oils says a drop on the a/c filter will help to eleviate stale odors, a drop of it in your water will help with digestion and a couple drops can soften corns, callouses, and bunions!!! Lots of uses for us stagers!
Please join me and my colleague, Judy Welker of Stage This House, as we present at RESACON 2018, “Bringing the Mojo: Staging Tips, Tricks and Hacks.” If you know of a great item we should include, please email us!
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