Whenever Christmas comes around, I always seem to buy a ton of gifts that have really sticky labels and pricing stickers stuck to them pretty well, and there is always leftover adhesive left behind too. So if you have a stubborn label to remove and don’t want to purchase an adhesive sticker remover product like GooGone, here are some tricks to try.
Blow the hairdryer onto the label for a couple of moments to heat up the adhesive and make it easier to remove those stuck on stickers.
Put a small amount of baby oil on a paper towel or cotton pad and soak the label with it. Let sit for a few minutes and then peel off. You can also soak the label after letting the baby oil set, then rub the label off.
Nail polish remover
Don’t use your expensive nail polish remover for this one! But soak a paper towel or cotton pad with nail polish remover, saturate sticker, and remove.
Razor blade scraper
Allow label to soak with hot water, baby oil or nail polish remover, then slowly and very carefully scrape the sticker off. Be aware this may scratch the surface, so only do it where scratches won’t matter (such as the bottom of a drinking glass).
With these tips, you should be able to remove any label you come across without having to buy the special label remover.