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  • How do you get the sticky off jars ???

    Hi all, I have some jars I want to use for putting stuff in but I can't seem to get the sticky labels off. The jars have been in the dishwasher but it still leaves the labels on, when I try and peel off I'm left with a sticky mess, any thoughts please.
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  • #2
    you can buy sticky label remover stuff, from Lakeland (and probably other places) and it does work! We use a version of it in the library service. Failing that, soak in a bowl and scrub!

    Judith
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    • #3
      White spirit is good.
      Carol
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      • #4
        sparay it with wD40 and leave for a while. wash really well afterwards.
        full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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        • #5
          It's a lot worse once it's been through the dishwasher, IMO...

          My husband removes sticky labels with a heat gun...it dries them out and they start to curl up...but I can't get it to work well for me. He then cleans the remaining residue off with acetone.

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          • #6
            To get the sticky residue off, dab on a good amount of cooking oil & leave for a few minutes. Then rub with kitchen roll & polish off. It does feel like it isn't going to work but it really does. Repeat a few times for really stubborn stains & wash afterwards if it feels oily (shouldn't do if you rub well enough!)

            Good luck.
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            • #7
              Good Old fashioned soak in hot water for 5 mins then it will rub off
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              • #8
                Nail varnish removes gets rid of the sticky stuff too

                Jill
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                • #9
                  WD40. It works a treat.
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                  • #10
                    Cheers all, some good tips there. I have cooking oil,wd40 & varnish remover so will give these a go 1 st but have to wait until tomorrow as I've just finished more painting, fed up with it all now, but I do see an end in sight. Cheers again Linda
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                    • #11
                      I soak in really hot water and most of them just peel off. The others usually leave a bit of glue which can be scraped off easily with a decent sharp knife.

                      Pete
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                      • #12
                        Yep, I use nail polish remover (if I can ever find it!).

                        Rx

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                        • #13
                          Spray with furniture polish and rub
                          Wid

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