July 02, 2012
Helpful Hints from joeeze: My favorite label/sticker residue remover
If you're anything like me, too bad for you (kidding).
Take two: If you're anything like me, you're irritated beyond measure by the stubborn residue left behind by adhesive labels or stickers on almost everything you buy.
Sometimes there are two, three, or more, each more applied using a more tenacious, non-water-soluble adhesive than the last.
I've tried and discarded innumerable all-purpose removers over the decades including that old standby, nail polish remover, and yesterday decided to have a throwdown between my two old dependables: Goo Gone and Oops!.
The winner — quickly removing paper and glue from a red plastic-covered lead-core bat weight without any dye coming off the weight — was Oops!
Besides working much better, Oops! employs a superior dispenser with a pinhole opening as opposed to GooGone's open bottle whose contents are difficult to keep on your paper towel.
Suggestion: When you use either of these substances, try to do so outdoors — the active ingredients are so strong you can practically feel your brain dissolving with every breath you take.
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Goo Gone liquid is what I sell at Home Depot for sticky label removal. It is superior for this. Oops is quite a bit stronger and does the job too but be careful it can remove more than the sticky. Opps is fantastic for removing dried latex paint from hardwood floors. Will not harm the floor finish. Denatured alchohol
worksvery well for this too. Goo Gone will not work on dried latex paint. friskypainter, Home Depot paint associate for 8 years now Deerfield, Il Store 1926.
Posted by: friskypainter | Jul 3, 2012 12:38:25 AM
Non-acetone nail polish remover has its place too (such as removing tree sap from cars without wrecking the paint) and is very inexpensive.
Posted by: Scott | Jul 2, 2012 9:43:02 PM
Whmom2, what are you using now?
I been using Goo Gone (Citrus of course;-) for labels, gummy stuff and etc.
I'm quite pleased with it but BOJs OOPS looks great.
Posted by: JoePeach | Jul 2, 2012 6:35:08 PM
I'm going to have to try this to see if it makes it easier to remove all the gum and graffiti the little darlings leave all over my theaters. If it works more easily than what we use now, my staff says thank you in advance!
Posted by: Whmom2 | Jul 2, 2012 3:11:03 PM
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