Stickers on a glass surface can make a window look ugly and dirty. Most of the time, we apply stickers in certain places on windows and glass tables or items; when it comes to removing them, many turn to home remedies.
However, there are methods that you can utilize when attempting to remove stickers from a glass surface. The following guide will provide seven methods and information on how to remove stickers from glass surfaces without damaging the item or its finish.
- Use Butter or Cooking Oil
Soften the adhesive on the glass surface by applying butter or cooking oil. Once softened, you can use an old toothbrush to remove most of the sticker residue without damaging the finish on your glass surface.
- Use Tape
Another method to try when removing a sticker from a glass surface is tape. Place tape, sticky side up, on top of the sticker. Place a cloth over the tape and press down firmly to remove most of the adhesive from your glass surface. You can also use a ruler or credit card to scrape off more residue.
- Use Acetone
Acetone is an effective method for removing sticker adhesive from a glass surface. You can use nail polish, paint thinner, or acetone to remove the adhesive. Apply the solvent with a cotton ball and wipe it across your glass surface. Be sure to read all instructions on whatever solvent you are using before applying it to your glass surface!
- Use a Razor Blade
A razor blade can be an effective solution when removing a sticker from your glass surface. Place the blade beneath the adhesive and gently scrape off the residue. Go slowly, so you don’t damage your glass surface while removing the sticker!
- Use a Hair Dryer
A hairdryer can be used to melt the adhesive on a sticker that you want to remove from your glass surface. Place the hairdryer several inches away from the sticker and hold it there until the adhesive is soft enough for you to use a razor blade or other tool to scrape off the residue. Be sure to go slowly and carefully while doing this because a hairdryer could cause the sticker or glass surface to crack.
- Use Cooking Spray
A mixture of water and cooking spray is an easy method for removing a sticker from your glass surface. Place several drops of water on top of the sticker and then add a couple of teaspoons of cooking oil. Spread the mixture over the sticker and sit for a few minutes. Remove as much sticky residue as possible with an old toothbrush or cotton swab before rinsing your glass surface with a wet cloth.
If you don’t have cooking spray, you can use WD-40 for this method. Apply a small amount to the sticker, and then sit overnight. Before rinsing your glass surface with water, use an old toothbrush or cloth to wipe away as much of the residue as possible.
It is important to apply care when removing adhesive from glass surfaces, as the method you use could cause damage if not done properly. Be sure to read all label instructions on whatever solvent you are using before applying it to your glass surface! Contact your local glass professional for advice or service if you cannot remove the sticker residue after trying these methods.