How To Remove Stickers & Sticky Residue

Have your children ever put stickers on their door, wall or somewhere they shouldn’t? Did you spend hours trying to scrub, peel and pick it off only to give up as it was just too stubborn?

Well this time Maxx wasn’t the culprit, in fact we have no idea who was. When we moved into the house the window in our living room had a lot of sticky residue on the frame. I tried to remove it with soapy water and a cloth however all that did was make everything stickier, I gave up after an hour  of trying.

Over the last week we have been re-decorating the living room so I thought it was about time I tried to remove the residue again.

I am happy to say that I found a quick & easy solution to removing these troublesome stickers and any sticky residue. The solution is something you probably have sitting in your cupboard or shed, WD-40.

The trick is to spray the WD-40 over the label/sticky area allow it to work in for a minute then use a scraper to scrape off the sticker and any residue. It works a treat and is really quick and easy, just be careful not to mark any of the surfaces with the scraper. If you don’t have a scraper leave the WD-40 to work for a little longer and wipe with a cloth. After you have got ride of any sticky residue clean the area with warm soapy water and voilà!

If you need to remove a sticker or sticky residue be sure to check that the surface is suitable to spray with WD-40 beforehand. I won’t be held responsible for your DIY disasters, I have plenty I am responsible for already!

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    June 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I am defo gonna try this…not sure what the sticky stuff I have all over my door but if this works it will look so much better

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    June 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for this, we have stickers everywhere! WD40 is really versatile.

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    June 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    We have stickers everywhere so this info will come in really useful. Currently only use WD40 for squeaky doors.

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    Hussy London
    June 12, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Sometimes I use nail polish remover.
    As WD40, do check on a conspicuous surface first.

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    Amanda Walsh
    June 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

    defo going to try this, my kids drive me mental with stickers

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    June 18, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Brilliant tip, I will give this a try!

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    Irene Wares
    June 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Wow delighted I have discovered this! 😀 Thanks

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    Zarah Aspinall
    June 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    my daughter has made a mess with stickers that i cant get off… i’ll defo try the wd 40 x

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    June 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    great tip, thanks for sharing

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    June 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    My son had covered his wardrobe doors with his stickers he got for good work at school. He announced last week that as he’s nearly 7 , he’s too old for stickers everywhere and peeled them all off leaving the paper backings and sticky residue. I’ve been trying all week to get it off and have just followed your tip and its come up lovely – the wardrobe looks brand new! Thanks Lindy x

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    June 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I have this sticky mess all around the window sill from tape when we stuck the fairy lights down at Christmas so thank you, I will try this.

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