Adhesive Tags Off Plasticware

This question was submitted from Gail.

“I purchased some plastic glasses and a salad bowl and the store stuck the price labels in a few different spots. It seems like there is nothing that will take the glue off. Could you give me a solution so I don’t mar the surface in any way?”

A great and easy way is to use WD-40. It breaks down adhesive well and you won’t damage the surface.

Also, you could soak the pieces in hot water for a few hours which may loosen the adhesive as well.

Finally, you can purchase a d’limonene based adhesive remover from a professional janitorial supply store. (Check our “Find A Pro” webpage)

Whenever you use a chemical you are not familiar with, always test a small area first.

One Reply to “Adhesive Tags Off Plasticware”

  1. I find that barbecue lighter fluid works quite well, also. (Thanks for the WD40 suggestion: I haven’t heard it before.)

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