If you’ve ever tried to remove tape residue, you know that it can be an incredibly difficult task. Even worse, some of the methods suggested in how-to books simply don’t work as well as advertised, leaving you frustrated and with permanent adhesive on your hands or clothing. Luckily, there are some ingenious ways to remove tape residue that will leave you stunned at how easy the process can be if you use the right materials! In this article, we’ll cover everything from tape residue on clothing to removing tape from carpeting so that you can make sure the job gets done perfectly the first time!
Believe it or not, alcohol is one of the most effective ways to remove tape residue. All you need is a clean cloth and some rubbing alcohol. Soak the cloth in the alcohol and then rub it over the sticky residue. You should see the residue start to dissolve instantly. Continue rubbing until the residue is completely gone. The Lola® Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth can also do this job really well.
Lemon juice is also terrific solution for removing tape residue. Simply apply the lemon juice to the sticky area and let it sit for a few minutes. After a few minutes have passed, use a Reusable & Biodegradable Wowables® Paper Towel to wipe away the residue. For tougher residue, you may need to scrub a bit more vigorously. But be careful not to damage the surface beneath the residue.
If you have sugar, you can make a paste to remove tape residue. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a bowl and mix until the sugar dissolves. Wet a clean cloth with the mixture and gently rub it over the residue. The sugar will act as an abrasive and lift the residue away. Rinse the area with warm water and dry it off.
Grab a tube of toothpaste and squeeze out a pea-sized amount onto the residue. Then, using a clean cloth, rub the toothpaste into the residue in a circular motion. The toothpaste will act as an abrasive and break down the adhesive, making it easy to wipe away.
Just grab some ice cubes and put them on top of the area where the tape was just peeled off. It should work like magic and those pesky sticky remnants will be gone in no time at all! Then, clean it off with a Lola® Cellulose Sponge Cloth.
Nail Polish Remover
Acetone nail polish remover is also great for removing tape residue. Simply apply a small amount of acetone to a cotton ball and rub it over the residue. The acetone will dissolve the adhesive, making it easy to wipe away. You may need to use a little elbow grease to remove stubborn residue, but overall this method is very effective.
Whether you’re wrapping presents or working on your latest project, chances are, you’ve had to use tape at some point. Removing tape residue from your walls can be time-consuming and frustrating, with no guarantee of the result at the end of your efforts. But thankfully, the simple tips and tricks above can make it easier for you to achieve that excellent outcome.