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  1. Stephanie Beall says

    November 17 at 8:16 pm

    We will definitely have to try this! My husband brews beer too and is so tired of scrubbing the labels off. He’s tried boiling water, steel wool, tons of dish soap, etc. It’s a pain in the butt! Thanks so much for the tip 🙂

  2. Stephanie Beall says

    November 21 at 5:54 pm

    Ok, so my hubby tried this last night and he said I HAD to tell you it was amazing! All the labels immediately came off and floated to the top, just like you said. He says a big thank you!

  3. christicat83 says

    June 15 at 2:35 pm

    Has anyone tried this on fine China with a platinum band and pattern? I have been avoiding unpacking the rest of our wedding China because each box set has 5 pieces…ALL with a label! To this point I have only unpacked and removed labels from 4 of the 12 place settings. Each box has taken anywhere from 15-30 minutes to remove all the labels and sticky residue. This technique would be a HUGE time saver if it is safe enough for fine China!

    • Anne says

      January 14 at 3:53 am

      You can try acetone, but don’t touch the gold. If comes off but you still have to work on it. If you can let it sit for a while it is easier.

    • Anonymous says

      March 16 at 5:51 am

      Olive oil will remove adhesive residue and is safer to use on dishes. Peel off as much of the paper as you can then rub with oil. Let soak in and most adhesives rub right off.

  4. Signa says

    August 19 at 4:19 pm

    I have been using charcoal lighter fluid to dissolve the adhesive and have been very happy with those results. It is quick, but you have to wipe away the glue. I use paper towels. This method is probably much less toxic.

    • Anonymous says

      April 15 at 10:57 pm

      Don’t know what they use now, but for many years, well-known department stores used lighter fluid for cleaning crystal and china items. However, they were also putting labels on, not taking them off, unless it was being wrapped for a gift.

  5. SummerRose says

    August 21 at 8:59 pm

    This is a life saver, so glad I found your post through Pinterest 🙂 I have about 100 glass bottles, jars, etc to get the labels off of.

  6. SummerRose says

    August 21 at 9:00 pm

    This is great, so happy I found your post through Pinterest! I have about 50 glass bottles, jars, etc to get the labels off of. Thanks!

  7. KAREN RIVELLI says

    February 27 at 8:36 pm

    If you do find items that are too large to effectively use this solution, you want an easy & non-toxic solution as well, you can use lemon essential oil. Just a drop works wonders, you can usually find it pretty inexpensively and it has a great, natural scent. You may, should you need to get rid of any oil residue, need to wash it afterwards.

  8. Anonymous says

    March 3 at 10:14 pm

    This worked great on glass, but sadly had no effect on plastic, so the new thermal coffee cup my son got for Christmas and my 3-year old salad spinner will be wearing their labels a while longer.

  9. Anonymous says

    March 18 at 7:16 am

    I have tried WD-40, corn oil, vasoline, olive oil, peanut butter, water, soap, detergent and stain remover to get labels off glass and plastic bottles. I have found that the most efficient and reliable is to first soak the label/bottle in warm, soapy water–don’t scrape off soaked label. Next, place a folded paper towel over the label and pour olive oil on the towel liberally. Then, just leave it alone, checking back on it every few hours…or just forget it for 24 hours. Eventually, the label will just slide off with no residue. You will have to wash off the oil but you can do that pretty easily with a regular dishwasher or wash by hand.

  10. Colin Shorts says

    April 4 at 8:26 pm

    I have to say, soaking in warm water to remove the label and then using olive oil with a plastic scourer to remove any non water soluble adhesive is the way forward. Your oxi-action (sodium percarbonate) will probably work on water soluble adhesives though.

  11. Jeannette says

    April 15 at 1:40 pm

    An easy way to remove stickers with no mess is to heat them with a blow dryer, this weakens the glue, then you just need to pull it off while still warm, and it is GONE. I did it on small stickers and also did it on the large label kind that comes on boxes with your address on it that are impossible to remove, they all came off no tearing of the cardboard box either.

    • Terry says

      September 21 at 1:39 am

      I have used the hair dryer method for glass & plastic, but never thought to use it on cardboard boxes. I am always wanting to remove those labels, but usually just cover them. Wondering if this would work on labels attached to books? I buy used library books often, but remove labels so they look nicer on shelves. They are a pain to remove. Will be trying this on them as well as cardboard. Thanks for tip.

  12. Eva54 says

    April 16 at 12:54 am

    Glass or plastic – the best solution is “Goo Gone” spray gel by Magic Ametican Products. Works also on chewing gum, crayon, makeup, pcandle wax, glue, tat, bugs, grease etc…
    With the labels: get most of them first either by scraping, pulling them off or soaked with water, than put some of the Goo gone on paper towel ann get off the rest. Works all the time!

  13. Eva54 says

    April 16 at 12:54 am

    Glass or plastic – the best solution is “Goo Gone” spray gel by Magic Ametican Products. Works also on chewing gum, crayon, makeup, pcandle wax, glue, tat, bugs, grease etc…
    With the labels: get most of them first either by scraping, pulling them off or soaked with water, than put some of the Goo gone on paper towel ann get off the rest. Works all the time!

  14. M says

    October 28 at 1:59 pm

    Hey, I was just reading this post and I will try it for shore, but can u give me links of those baking the sharpie monograms on the cups that u wrote about? Thanks in advance ! 😀

  15. The Busy Budgeter says

    February 27 at 3:12 pm

    Seriously? I had no idea! I’ll have to head over there. Hubby moved to kegs (he built a keezer in our dining room), but still uses bottles for quite a few competitions.

  16. Marie says

    May 12 at 11:34 pm

    That sounds awesome, does it work on plastic? I found a VERY easy way to get labels off glass bottles, put in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, the label comes off in one piece, then I sprayed Pam on the left over glue while bottles are hot & it wipes right off. We are making wine bottle centerpieces for wedding & it works FANTASTIC!!

  17. American says

    August 7 at 5:25 am

    Wow! Thank you all for the great ideas to remove labels.
    Living overseas I appreciate some food items from IKEA and
    Want to use the quality jars for later.
    Thankfully, whenever I return back to the USA, I buy a bar or two of
    LAVA soap. After using any of your suggestion, LAVA soap makes the
    Surface squeaky clean…..even my hands too.??

  18. raiz says

    August 31 at 5:21 am

    Hello
    I will try it for shore, but can u give me links of those baking the sharpie monograms on the cups that u wrote about? Thanks in advance

  19. Jean says

    January 3 at 3:28 pm

    I worked in a china store for a few years. We would spray the price tags with Windex and let them sit 10-15 minutes. It disintegrates the glue; you just lift them off and wipe.

  20. Ellen says

    January 14 at 11:38 pm

    Use peanut butter. Peal off what paper you can cover with creamy peanut butter and leave overnight. Wipe off with paper towel….dun!! I use this for ALL kinds of sticky glue.

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