Removing stickers from wood can be quite hectic, especially if you don’t want to damage it. However, there are different methods you can use to remove stickers from wood without leaving the sticky residue behind. Here are different household items you can use to get rid of the stickers.
How to remove stickers from wood using a hairdryer
A hairdryer is among the best tools you can use to remove stickers and their residues on wood. To use it, follow these simple steps:
1. First, ensure you set the dryer to the lowest temperature.
2. Point the dryer to the sticker for at least three minutes to warm it.
3. Next, ply the sticker’s edges using a pair of tweezers.
4. Carefully peel the sticker off and if it gets stuck, re-heat the sticker.
5. Once the sticker peels of completely, wipe the surface with a soft cloth.
How to remove stickers from wood using white vinegar
If you don’t have a hairdryer, you can use the white vinegar from your pantry to remove stubborn stickers. To remove:
• Use a paintbrush to apply vinegar to the sticker.
• Wait for at least 5 minutes so that the vinegar can soak through the sticker.
• Use a soft cloth to wipe excess vinegar away.
• Gently peel the sticker away. If the sticker is still stuck, apply vinegar once again.
Using vinegar is cheaper than buying commercial glue removers.
Removing stickers from wood using alcohol
Alcohol is an excellent option you can use to remove stickers from your wooden products. To remove the sticker:
• Apply some alcohol on a clean paper towel.
• Gently lay the paper towel on top of the sticker.
• Wait for some minutes for the alcohol to dissolve the glue.
• Wipe the sticker away using another paper towel.
How fast a sticker peels depend on the type of adhesive used to stick it. If the methods given above don’t work, you can try other methods like using peanut butter, pencil rubber, washing soda, and mayonnaise.