25th September 2014 - Label Tips - Removal etc

Supplying sticky labels with a good strong adhesive is where we excel…

However, there are times when you need a label to come off whatever you’ve stuck it to. This can be tricky, especially if the adhesives are as strong and aggressive as our permanent ones are. If this ever happens, there are a few simple solutions which are worth a try.

cooking-oils

COOKING OIL or SPRAY

Arguably the best way, if only for the fact that most households will have some form of cooking oil for daily use. Olive Oil works particularly well. Remember to always test a little first to make sure the area you’re removing the label from won’t stain. Place some of the oil on a soft cloth, household paper towel or a piece of clean fabric. Rest this on the label for a few minutes making sure the label is covered in oil. A sharp plastic edge or your fingers should scrape off the residue.

hand sanitizer

HAND SANITIZER

Lots of people recommend strong alcohol (such as Isopropyl) but not many people have this knocking around their house. Hand sanitizer contains strong alcohol and obviously smells nice!! Try spreading the hand sanitizer directly onto the label, leave it for approximately 30mins then rub off firmly, the adhesive should come off in lumps.

steam iron

STEAM IRON

This is one of the neatest and cleanest ways of trying to remove a label.  Set the heat to high and when it’s reached the required temperature, hold the iron over the label (but not directly on it), press the steam button for 10/20 seconds, the label should then peel away.

peanut butter

 PEANUT BUTTER

Yes we know, we thought the same!  It’s not one we’ve tried but the internet is full of people saying this works for them. Cover the label in peanut butter and leave overnight. Try it, we will!!

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