For this tip of the day I am going to talk about two of my favorite things in the universe. WD-40 and hydrogen peroxide. They both have about a million uses and they are pretty cheap. I will be showing why WD-40 is amazing for removing glue or labels. (You can buy some WD-40 here on Amazon)
Last night I went to Walmart to get a spay bottle of hydrogen peroxide. I use hydrogen peroxide to brush my teeth (I know, I know. I really AM a geek. In my defense, hydrogen peroxide is used for teeth whitening, AND for killing germs and bacteria).
The problem is I don't like having a label on it when I put water in it. I recycle as many useful bottles as I can but find that the labels are difficult to remove. I discovered a trick a while ago that is amazing. WD-40.
Most labels glued to plastic either keep the label on securely so you can remove it, or leaves behind a glue residue.
I tried to remove the label, but it is too stubborn.
Welcome my bestest friend; WD-40.
Spray it on and let it set for a while.
Everything comes off super easy now.
You can see the glue smeared on the bottle. I don't know how WD-40 works its magic, but it somehow seems to melt the glue.
(I should also mention that I after spending a few hours trying to get glue out of my hair (Halloween costume wound glue), I used WD-40 and it came right out)
(You can buy some WD-40 here on Amazon)