To those with kids and having to remove stickers from doors...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    So... About 10-15 years ago when I was little, I firmly placed a few thousand stickers all over the door... rather... anything with an adhesive backing, be it a stamp, a "I Voted!" sticker, to dino's, are now still on my door. Is there anyway to remove these? The adhesive is now firmly dry and picking isn't working out so well. Shall I just give up, sand it down, and repaint it at this point?
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    wet the door. blow dry and the stickers will become loose.. i think that ither mineral sperits or nail polish romover helps... csrape off... and i it dosent work then sand it down.
  3. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    Try that stuff called Goo Gone. It's an oil that loosens adhesive. You can get it just about anywhere.

    Or buy a new door! [​IMG]
  4. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

    Oct 27, 2007
    Southwest Mississippi
    I used to have a spray bottle of something.I think it is called "Goo Gone" it's orange and in a bottle like windex. It's for removing adhesive.


    LOL chickaroo, you posted one minute before me. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    GooGone Goo Gone GooGone!!

    (that's just fun to say)

    That stuff works miracles! You can get it in the hardware aisle at walmart, I do believe, or at any home improvement store.

    You just put some on a cotton ball and wipe over the sticker and wait a few min and it will scrape right off and not leave a mark on the finish, usually.

    We used to use that all the time in the office when we'd get tape or similar stuck onto the expensive bank office furniture and it worked like a charm everytime!

    OK....great minds are thinking alike tonight...that's 3 votes googone, 0 votes sanding/repainting!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  6. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    South Carolina
    Greased Lightning full strength works best for cleaning gummy residue off of desks in my classroom. Maybe it will work on your stickers.
  7. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    You could also try rubbing alcohol. We use those little squares they use in the hospitals that are in foil wrappers, they work great for getting really stuck on band aids and gauze with tape off and remove all the gooey marks as well. Maybe vegetable oil might work too.
  8. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    You could try WD-40 or fingernail polish remover, but probably anything you try to remove adhesive with, will probably also remove paint.
  9. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I used to work in a book store and the old owner would use lighter fluid that you fill in those old butane lighters...but I'd suggest Goo Gone...because the lighter fluid is highly flammable! [​IMG] Wouldn't want you to burn the house down!! [​IMG]
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I LOVE "De-Solv-It" which Wal-Mart USED to carry, but, they've recently bailed on-- It is 1OO% Orange Oil-- unlike Goo-Gone, which has petroleum distillates in it. You can get it at ACE Hardware now. . . or o/l.

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