Five foolproof methods for removing sticky residue from glass.
Upcycling a PASTA sauce jar into a rustic flower vase? Why aren’t the new wine glass stickers coming off? What if the kids smeared stickers on the window? We’ve all experienced the agony of sticky residue that refuses to go away. Here’s how to handle it.
Is there anything quite like the sensation of removing a sticky label from glass and leaving no trace of it? But if you’re ever left with a soiled, sticky mess, you’ll need some assistance – here’s how to deal with it. Continue reading for cleaning tips!
You may have tried this before, but let’s start from the beginning.
Soaking your sticky glass in hot, soapy water for a few minutes and then scouring it with a scourer might be adequate.
Is it still sticky? It might be time to try something a little more radical… There are plenty of items in your cupboards that can assist you get rid of the sticky mess.
As a soak, a mixture of equal parts baking soda and ordinary cooking oil could work, or you could just rub it off with your fingertips.
Alternatively, you might use white vinegar on a cloth, which is a handy home cleanser.
Is there still nothing? Anything with a high alcohol content might work, or dig out any citrus-based cleaners – a quick spray and soak should be enough to dissolve the adhesive.
Aren’t you getting a little desperate now? Don’t worry, we’ve got more ideas!
It’s possible that warming the adhesive will help you remove it.
Blast the troublesome area with your hairdryer to loosen the sticky adhesive, then try to rub or scrape it off.
Isn’t it true that it’s still on!?
Ok, put it in the freezer for a few minutes and watch what happens.
The label should take off easily if you place a jar in the freezer with the lid off for a few hours.
You might also try soaking it in freezing water overnight to remove the adhesive and label. As a final resort, you could rub the sticker in peanut butter to loosen it up. It has something to do with the oils.
Allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping it all away.
If none of the preceding methods work, we recommend tossing the problematic glass into the trash.