Removing price stickers

Those paper price stickers can really drive you mad. They get glued onto the goods you buy in the most unusual places and generally are very hard to remove. They tear when you try to peel them off and leave their underlayer of glue stuck to the object.

An easy way to get rid of them completely is to use kitchen paper towels and cooking oil. If the surface of the object can’t get damaged by oil, of course. This generally works well on metal and plastic, but it is your responsibility to decide if you can apply it to the particular object.

  • Take the object, peel off as much of the sticker as you can. Your main objective is to expose the soft interior paper layers of the sticker to the oil.
  • Apply some oil.
  • Gently rub the torn sticker with your finger. Particles of torn paper will get mixed with the glue residue and oil into an easily removable mass. Oil prevents glue from sticking to the surface again, which would happen if you would just try to rub it off.
  • Use clean paper towels to lift the dirty mass off the surface.
  • Repeat until done.

Be careful not to rub the surface too hard and not to rub it when dry. Or else you can permanently damage the texture of the material.


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