Do you love to decorate your home? No, not only during holidays and festive season. Like adding window stickers to your kid’s room for example?
To decorate your shelves or side tables with masons jars candles or vases, and other beautiful glass items? Well, I am sure you all have bumped on the stickers issue. Once it’s there, its hard to get it off!
Here are some tips about how to get the sticker off the glass and have beautiful decoration and glass pieces without a sign of a paper or a glue.
How To Get Sticker Off Glass Easily
Easy as a piece of cake. You need just hot water and soap. Soak the item in soapy water for at least 30 minutes.
The paper or the vinyl of the sticker will get softener and you will be able to remove it even with fingers only. The hot water and the soap break down the bond of the glue.
If the object is not able to be soaked in water, simply spray the sticker or use a washcloth or a sponge.
Once the sticker gets softener you’d be able to get it off. In case of pieces remain on the glass surface, use a dumb knife or a razor scraper. Be careful not to scratch the surface though.
Backing Soda And Water
Housewife’s miracle helper- backing soda. It has so many ways to use it and the results are always stunning.
Using this method, to get the stickers off from the glass is like a kid’s game. Follow the steps from the method with hot water and soap. Leave the object to soak for 10 to 30 minutes.
Remove the sticker by lifting it with your fingers or with the help of a dull knife or scraper. Then shove the blade between the glass and the sticker till everything is get off.
Make a paste using an equal amount of baking soda and cooking oil. It is the safest and the most natural cleaning supply especially when there are kids around. The oil makes the application of the paste to any surface easier.
This is a very powerful cleansing agent. Here is why you need to protect yourself and the surface while you are applying it. It would be safer to use gloves.
Spry the WD-40 on a cloth towel not directly on the glass and apply it on the sticker. Rub the sticker with a clean towel or use a razor scraper to remove the sticker off.
Rubbing alcohol is a flammable agent and you need to be really careful while you are using it. It is a very good cleaning agent especially on bigger objects or objects that can not be soaked in a bucket of water.
The method of rubbing alcohol is one of the cleanest ways to get the sticker off the glass.
You need to spray over the sticker and rub it with a dry cloth or paper towel.
If the sticker is bigger or made of thicker material, simply hold a soaked towel with rubbing alcohol over the sticker. Wait a while and after rub it. The best thing about this method is that the alcohol drys out almost immediately.
How To Get Sticker Off Glass With Washing Soda
This method ideally works on glass objects with stubborn stickers and objects that can be easily soaked into water for a longer period. Such as jars, glasses, vases, or bowls.
Fill a bucket or the sink with hot water. Follow the instructions on what amount of washing soda to use depending on the amount of the water.
Leave the object into for at least 30 minutes. For ticker stickers and ones made from vinyl, you can leave the object for an overnight.
The combination of washing soda and water breaks the glue bond from the glass surface. The washing soda is a stronger alkaline than the baking soda. Use gloves while cleaning the objects, the washing soda may cause skin irritation.
Once you pull out the object off the water, the sticker could slide away immediately or you just need to lift it off.
Do not forget to rinse the object with clear water.
How To Get Stickers Off Glass Using Heat
Using heat to remove stickers is a really smart method but it needs more time. You need a hair dryer to heat up the sticker.
If it is longer, you need to do it partly. Heat up the sticker area for about 10 minutes. The heat will melt the glue and you will be able to peal it off.
In case there are some stickers or glue parts left, use a razor scraper or some of the methods with baking soda or chemical cleansers.
More Cleaning Ideas
If you are curious about other cleaning hacks and tips simply visit our The Big Clean Up section. Do not forget: “tidy home, tidy mind.”