Lifestyle The Best Ways to Remove Labels or Stickers from Glass  

Jessica Lawshe
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Guh, there's nothing more annoying than ripping a sticker off of a bottle you want to re-use and having to deal with that leftover sticky gunk. You could try rubbing it away with your fingers, but chances are you'll give up before you're successful. Fortunately, this list is here to help! All you need to do is read on to find out how to remove stickers from glass, plastic, and other surfaces.

You try so hard to be careful by slowly lifting off those papery stickers so that you won't have to deal with the mess they leave behind. But seriously, it's almost impossible to remove them perfectly! For some reason they've made those stickers so there is always a little bit of adhesive left behind. Luckily, there are household and over the counter products you can use to remove labels and stickers from glass and packaging.

This how to remove sticky stuff includes using peanut butter, nail polish remover, hot water, Goo Gone, and even vodka (if you're okay sacrificing it) to remove labels and stickers. Basically you want to loosen the adhesive before you rip it off so there's nothing left behind. But even if there is some leftover "stick," there are plenty of things you can use to remove it.

So before you get fed up and give up on ever getting rid of that sticker, label, or the adhesive left behind, check out the best ways to remove labels and stickers below and upvote the method that works the best for you!
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Goo Gone

Goo Gone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ways to Remove Labels or Stickers from Glass
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Goo Gone is a great product to remove stickers. All you have to do is apply it to the sticker or residue, blot it a bit, and then wipe away the residue.
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Aswanism suggests WD-40 and also shows you how to in this video.
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Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ways to Remove Labels or Stickers from Glass
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Mom on Timeout suggests pouring the nail polish remover onto a paper towel and then just scrub away at that label. The adhesive and it will just slide right off!
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Eraser Rubbing

Eraser Rubbing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ways to Remove Labels or Stickers from Glass
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Cleanipedia says "Use a basic pencil eraser to scrub off the last few scraps of sticker residue on flat hard surfaces – their shape makes them particularly ideal for lifting small deposits of glue."
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