How to remove stickers quickly: Tips for removing sticker residue

Stickers can be frustrating and difficult to remove. Even once you manage to remove a sticker, you’ll often be left with a sticky residue which can collect dirt and look unpleasant. If you try to remove a sticker using the wrong method and equipment, you can end up making it worse and even damaging the surface. Whether it’s stuck on metal, plastic, glass or wood, see our tips of removing stickers and sticker residue.

How to prevent removing stickers and sticker residue


how to remove stickersIn many cases it is inevitable to have to remove sticker residue. Stickers are often put onto items for security reasons, like to prevent theft. The windscreen on your vehicle may also have a sticker if you’ve travelled through a country or show it complies with environmental regulations.

However, if you have young children, you’ve probably come across stickers planted all over your house, on windows, doors and walls. If this is the case, this is preventable. It could be worth purchasing a board where your children can put as many stickers as they like, rather than everywhere else in your home.

HG provides the most effective and easy way of removing stickers

The easiest way to effectively remove stickers and sticker residue is by using a specially designed sticker remover product. HG sticker remover has been developed especially to remove sticker residue without any difficulties.

You can also use this product to remove rubber adhesive, tape, tar, lubricant stains, oil, heel marks and more from nearly almost all surfaces. To use HG sticker remover, make sure you can use this solution on the material the sticker is on, then:

  1. Apply HG sticker remover undiluted. If you’re removing sticker glue from paper stickers, apply the product with a brush. If removing plastic stickers, loosen a corner first so the product can flow between the sticker and the surface. 
  2. Leave the sticker remover to settle for a few minutes so the sticker can be removed easily. 
  3. If removing any glue residues, you may need to apply HG sticker remover one more time.
  4. After a few seconds, you should be able to remove the residue with a cloth after a few seconds.

DIY tips to remove stickers and sticker residue

HG sticker remover has been developed especially for removing stickers and also to remove sticker residue without any difficulties. This product works fast and conveniently, but you can also try one of the following household tips we found on the internet.

removing sticker residue1. Nail polish remover
Put a small amount of nail polish remover onto a ball of some cotton wool, a sponge or kitchen towel, then rub this onto the sticker until it has gone completely.

2. Turpentine
Carefully rub the glue residue with the turpentine, leave to absorb and rub the dissolved residue away using a dry cloth.

3. Peanut butter
Cover the entire sticker with a thumb of peanut butter. Leave it to absorb and you should be able to remove the sticker residue. However, this method does not work on plasticised stickers.

How to remove stickers from different materials

Whether you want to remove a sticker from a window, door or laptop, however you should do this will depend on the material of the surface.

How to remove sticker residue from plastic
Apply HG sticker remover to the sticker and let it soak for a few minutes. Then, scrub the sticker off using a cloth. You can repeat this to remove any leftover residue.

How to remove sticker residue from metal
Removing the sticker from metal is the easy part. To remove any leftover sticker residue, apply HG sticker remover and let it settle for a few minutes. Then scrub this off using a sharp, stiff object which you’re confident won’t scratch the surface.

How to remove stickers from wood
To remove any stickers from a wooden surface, use HG sticker remover to soften the sticker and residue for a few minutes. Then, gently peel or scrape off the sticker and residue. Be sure not to scratch the surface however. A cloth or sponge can usually remove stickers from wood.

How to remove sticker residue from glass
When removing sticker residue from glass, first remove the sticker. You may be able to pull this off yourself, or by using HG sticker remover. Then to remove the residue, apply HG sticker remover and leave this to set for a few minutes. You should then be able to scrub this off using a cloth.

If you have a good tip on how to remove stickers, please let us know! You can also see how to remove glue.

Frequently asked questions for removing stickers

What products are best for removing stickers?

There are a few things which you can use to remove stickers. Vinegar, turpentine and nail polish remover are all effective, however the easiest way to remove stickers is by using HG sticker remover.

What can I use HG sticker remover for?

As well as removing stickers and sticker residue, HG sticker remover can also be used to remove rubber adhesive, tape, tar, lubricant stains, oil, heel marks and more.



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