Have you ever had difficulty removing sticker glue from your car windows? Have you ever seen your toddler apply stickers to the kitchen floor or the refrigerator door and wonder how you’re going to get that sticker residue off the surfaces you adore most?
Have you ever thought about making a homemade adhesive remover using simple ingredients? You’re in the right place to find cleaning tips for your next DIY adhesive remover solution.
With our all-natural goo remover recipes made with ingredients like baking soda, coconut oil, white vinegar, olive oil, and warm water, you’ll find the perfect solution for your hard surfaces, without having to put that extra elbow grease into it.
Don’t worry, as these fantastic adhesive residue removers will also help with any small area you have in mind, too.
How to Remove Adhesive
DIY Adhesive Remover for All Surfaces
Instead of using Goo Gone, try using a solution that will not cause any skin reactions. What’s more, is that the ingredients for this recipe won’t have you checking the price tag, as they are very cost effective.
Start by blending all the ingredients and store them in airtight glass jars. If you’re trying to remove sticky residue from wood floors or wine bottles, try peeling off the outer layer of paper before applying the glue residue remover.
Then, spread the paste over the sticky stuff and let it sit from ten to sixty minutes (depending on how sticky it is). The longer you leave it, the better the results will be. Once the time is up, rub the area with a washcloth, not a paper towel. Rinse the area clean and repeat if necessary.
Removing Bumper Sticker Glue from Your Car
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that we’ve all put a bumper sticker on our car at one point or another. However, we never think about the sticky spots that bumper sticker will leave after it’s gone. There are two methods to combat that, though.
First method: Warm the area with a hair dryer until the glue has loosened from the surface. Try peeling it off slowly once you start to see it rise.
If it’s a warm/hot day, leave the car in the sun for at least half an hour, then try peeling the sticky labels and goo off. You can also try pouring hot water over the surface to loosen the residue that forms.
Second method: Saturate the area with white vinegar instead of WD-40. Allow the liquid to sit for a few minutes and then try peeling the goo off.
Peanut Butter as a Goo Gunk Remover
Peanut butter works better than you’d think as a gunk remover since it acts as a DIY goo remover for almost all residue left behind by duct tape on glass containers and other surfaces.
The natural peanut oils present in peanut butter help break down the adhesive bond present in glue. What’s more, is that once you use peanut butter in your DIY projects, you’ll notice that the consistency of the spread allows it to stay in place over the adhesive residue; this makes the substance suitable for all areas, including inconspicuous ones.
Allow the peanut butter to set for a little while, then wash it away with soap and water.
Homemade Adhesive Remover for Your Car Windows
Using products bought at your local corner store to clean your car windows can end up being expensive, and some of them don’t even work as well as what you can stir up in your home. If you’re trying to clean your car windows, your indoor windows, or anything that’s glass and sticky (like jar labels), you’ve come to the right place.
Combine the ingredients and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray it onto the windows as often as you need to and wipe away with a microfiber cloth to avoid streaks. Clean a car windshield inside and out to get rid of sticky adhesive residue that always seems to linger after you remove a sticker.
This window wash solution may need a few drops of liquid Castile soap or liquid dish soap if you’ve frequently used commercial window cleaner in the past, as detergent residue may still appear on the windows.
Using Rubbing Alcohol to Get Rid of Sticky Residue
Alcohol is known to dissolve adhesive bonds, primarily rubbing alcohol. However, hand sanitizer does have average amounts of alcohol present inside, rendering it acceptable to use during sticker removal, too.
Rubbing alcohol typically starts by breaking down the adhesive components within, then diluting the ingredients until they are no longer able to adhere to the surface they are on. Apply the alcohol to the sticky surface and allow it to sit for a few moments. Once the moments have passed, you’ll start to see the components themselves break down right before your eyes.
If you do not see the components break down, the adhesive is likely not soluble in alcohol. However, if the solution does work on the surface, you’ll then be able to wipe the area clean and wash it with regular soap and water.
Here, you’ve found some of the best tips and tricks to create a personal DIY adhesive remover for surfaces in your home, car, and other living areas. You’ve learned how to create glue residue fighting recipes with ingredients like essential oils, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, and vinegar. Now, it’s time to put the mixtures to the test!
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