How to remove Sticky Residue from Plastic

How To Remove Sticky Residue

Removing sticky residue that is left behind from stickers and sticky labels can be difficult to remove especially from surfaces such as clothing, walls or glass. These great tips will make removing self-adhesive residue much easier.

How To Remove Sticky Residue From Walls

With changing styles or once past crazes stickers can end up being left on walls longer that they were intended to be. This means when it comes to them being removed it’s more than likely they’ll that residue will be left behind. To remove residue from walls do the following:

  1. Remove as much as the residue through rubbing or scraping to ensure as much of the sticky residue is off as possible
  2. Then try using a pencil eraser to rub away further excess that might be left on the wall
  3. Once all of the residue is off the wall, wash it down with a cloth and warm soapy water and it will

How To Remove Sticky Residue From Plastic

Removing sticky residue from plastics can be a little be trickier especially when you don’t know the safest or best method to remove sticky residue. Certain chemical agents can damage the structure of the plastic or mark the plastic. The best method for removing self-adhesive residue is:

  1. Apply a small amount of warm vegetable oil to the areas and then let it soak into the area for a couple of hours
  2. Then set a hair dryer to warm and use it to soften the glue
  3. Wipe away any residue that loosens and continue to do so until all of the sticky residue is removed
  4. Finally use hot soapy water and clean down the area

How To Remove Sticky Residue From Glass

Glass in the form of jars and bottles are regularly used time and time again. That’s why it’s important to know how to remove sticky residue from glass. Follow these steps to remove self-adhesive residue from glass.

  1. Start by soaking the glass based product into a bowl or dish of hot soapy water. To create the soapy water simply use a general washing up liquid
  2. Leave the item to soak in the water for around about half an hour
  3. The water and soap will start to dissolve and loosen the glue and the residue should lift off quite easily
  4. If any residue remains then use neat vinegar and a cloth and it will help to loosen and remove the remaining sticky residue

How To Remove Sticky Residue From Clothing

Removing the residue that is left behind from stickers, is actually quite simple to remove from clothes. There are a number of ways to remove sticky residue from clothing including:

  • Tumble Dryer – Soak the item then start to dry it just like any other item however during the drying process stop the tumble dryer and try to remove the sticky residue. It will be much more difficult to remove once the item is fully dry.
  • Cleaning Products – Always check the garment label before using any cleaning products to ensure that the cleaning product can be safely used on it without damaging the material
  • Washing Detergent – Normal washing products when rubbed directly onto the area with the sticky residue are typically capable of removing of the residue
  • Re-Treating – If you’ve tried to remove sticky residue and it’s only partially came off, then try to re-treat it again using the same of a different method