There’s nothing more annoying than a sticker on newly purchased kitchenware or appliance that won’t just come off. These stickers generally have a pressure-sensitive adhesive that leaves behind a gummy residue. Looking for a proper way to unstuck those stickers without leaving that gummy residue? Well, today, we will tell you about different methods on how to remove stickers from appliances without leaving a gummy residue.
Things you need:
- Spatula or a plastic knife
- A blow dryer
- Rubbing alcohol or vinegar
- Rough washcloth
- Cotton balls
Steps to do it:
- Beneath the edge of the sticker, insert the edge of a plastic knife or spatula. Now, lift the corner and peel off the sticker as much as possible. If the gummy residue is left behind, you must remove that too.
- Now, hold a blow dryer exactly 3-inches away from the sticker if it isn’t peeling off. Use hot air from the blow dryer to heat the sticker so that it can loose the adhesive, then remove it using a knife or spatula.
- Use a cotton ball with vinegar or alcohol. Rub the vinegar or alcohol onto the adhesive, soaking it thoroughly.
- Get rid of the adhesive from the kitchenware or appliance surface using a rough washcloth. Reapply the vinegar and alcohol for a second time to get rid of any remaining adhesive completely.
- Now, the last step is to spray a cleaner onto the surface of the appliance. Use a cleaner especially made for the materials, e.g., glass cleaner for oven glass, or for the enamel surface use an all-purpose cleaner. Now, wipe the surface to completely remove any remaining streaks or residue.
Pro Tip: Try to avoid using commercial sticker removal fluids, especially those with acetone. While they can get rid of stickers quickly, they can also damage most plastics and some enamels too.
Other products that can be used to remove those stickers include:
Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
If you don’t want to try the above method, you can also use a combination of coconut oil and baking soda as they’re quite useful when it comes to removing stubborn stickers. Coconut oil loosens and saturates the paper and adhesive, while the baking soda scrubs the mess away.
All you need to do is, mix coconut oil and baking soda well to create a paste, and then apply the paste across the sticker. Let it sit for 60-90 minutes, then scrub the paste off using a brush or sponge.
If you have gotten rid of the paper part of a sticker but can’t remove the residue, then use a pencil eraser. The rubber will grip and drag the residue away from the surface and let you scrape it off quite easily.
These were our three answers on how to remove stickers from appliances. You can use these methods to get rid of the sticker and the residue of the sticker. These are budget-friendly methods too because most things needed could be easily found at your home.