Stickers are awesome. They’re entertainment for kids and adults alike, charming personalization, cheery organization, and attention grabbing marketing, all in one simple little package. It’s no wonder the crew at Crazy Sticker Guy loves them so much! However, we know that sometimes accidents happen and stickers get stuck somewhere you don’t want them to stay. If your toddler plastered your sliding glass door with stickers as you’re trying to sell your house, you may be scrambling for a way to remove all that sticky residue before the next showing. Well, we understand that these things happen, so here are a few different ways you can remove stickers and their sticky residue from glass!
Let It Soak
This option is largely for glassware and things that you just bough that have a sticker glued to the bottom or back. If it’s possible to do so, one of the most low maintenance options for removing stickers from glass is to let it soak in soapy water. Make sure the water is hot and mix in a tablespoon or so of dish soap. The hot water will loosen the paper and the soap will help break down the adhesive. Let the item soak for half an hour then peel off the sticker and wipe away any remaining adhesive.
If you have stickers or sticker residue stuck to a mirror, window, or other surface you can’t soak, you’ll need a bit more effort than the soaking method to get those stubborn bits of adhesive off. First, tape off or otherwise protect any non-glass material near the stickers you’ll be removing. This may mean using painters tape to mark off the edges of a mirror or laying a drop cloth to protect your floor from drips. Next, mix together baking soda with a cooking oil like canola oil or olive oil until it forms a paste. Scrape or peel off as much of the sticker as you can, then gently rub the baking soda and oil paste into the remaining sticky bits. Let it sit for a few minutes then wipe away the paste with a cloth, paper towel, or gently abrasive sponge. You’ll probably need a bit of dish soap to remove the oil residue and a bit of glass cleaner to clear up any streaks. If the paste doesn’t clean off the residue the first time, apply another layer and let the paste sit longer, even overnight to give the paste time to work through that stubborn goop.
Sweat It Off
If you can’t soak the item and you’d rather not goop up your mirror with oil, you can also try heating the sticker off. This may be more useful for situations like a sliding glass door coated in stickers, when you have a larger area to de-sticker. Use a blow dryer on its highest setting for a minute or two, aimed directly at the sticker. This will melt the adhesive enough that you should be able to peel the sticker off. Unfortunately, this method doesn’t work as well if you’ve already peeled part of the sticker away; however, you may be able to stick a bit of paper towel and heat the patch to try to pull up the adhesive.
Now that you know how to remove stickers from glass, you don’t have to worry about how much fun your kids may have placing them up all around your home. Help your kids decorate their rooms, go wild in the play room, or otherwise enjoy stickers with the peace of mind that comes with knowing how to get them off. Shop Crazy Sticker Guy for pet stickers, silly graphics, and custom stickers online!
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