Pesky Household Problems
Remove Stickers Like a Pro
As a professional housekeeper, I have found that Goo Gone® works the best and easiest for removing labels and stickers, etc. from mirrors and windows and tiles...
If you remove as much of the sticker as possible, you can remove the remaining sticky residue with a little Ben Gay ointment and a blow dryer set on the low heat setting. The glue will pill up and rub away. Works on carpet, too.
W-D 40 will remove stickers from almost anything. It will also remove gum, especially from hair (and also from carpeting). This is especially helpful to me, since my daughter is allergic to the old gum-out-of-the-hair standby -- peanut butter. There are some fabrics that WD-40 will melt, such as the lining of some suit coats, but in most cases, it will not damage the fabric - just test first!
-- Tina R.
Use Skin-so-Soft by Avon to remove the stickers on the bathroom windows and mirrors. In fact, it removes stickers from almost anything. Also, try it on the rust. I've removed rust w/it as well.
Stickers and other sticky things that people put on windows and mirrors can be removed with Oops Latex Paint Remover
....it takes out the sticky.
Try De-Solve to Remove Stickers
This is in response the the woman who was wanting to take stickers off of mirrors and windows. There is a very good product on the market called Desolv It
that will do the trick. I use it quite a bit. You just spray it on an leave it for a while. You might have to scrub a little, but, it works very well. The major ingredient is mineral oil. So, instead you might try baby oil. I haven't done this, but, I don't see why it won't work. You can buy either at stores like Wal-Mart or K-Mart. The only problem is wiping up the oily mess afterwards.
-- Jennifer S.
Finger Nail Polish Remover
Fingernail polish remover works on price tags like a champ and should on Jackie's problem stickers as well.
It's the only good use I've ever seen for the stuff!
This is for Jackie who just moved into an apartment. Several windows and mirrors have stickers on them. Smear the sticker with peanut butter. Let sit for a few hours. Then wipe the peanut butter and sticker residue off with a paper towel. For stubborn stickers use a butter knife to gently scrape the rest away. Peanut butter works on all kinds of surfaces. I've even used it on my children's clothes when they have been washed and dried with stickers on them. I use low cost peanut butter from Aldi's.
Try Crystal Wash. 1000 loads of laundry - no detergents, no dyes, no chemicals, no perfumes
Use rubbing alcohol to remove stickers from windows and glass.
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