Use Handy Scraper Tools to Remove Adhesive Stickers, Labels and Tape
Adhesive stickers, labels and tape are always difficult to remove, but Scrigit Scrapers are up to the challenge. There are stubbornly attached price labels on many products, except those that have tags held on by those annoying plastic threads that can only be cut with scissors, but that is a topic for another day. Then there are adhesive product information labels stuck to many products. Of course, there are also stickers added to various surfaces by your kids. They might have put stickers on your wooden floors, on their bedroom doors, or on their laptops. There is also adhesive tape put on a household surface but is no longer needed.
Wide Blade Scrigit Scraper Tip
The best way to remove adhesive stickers, labels and tape is to start with a Scrigit Scraper. There are now two versions of this handy cleaning tool. The new green Wide Blade Scrigit Scraper has a 1-inch wide flat blade that is very good at getting under the edges of adhesive stickers. The thin flat blade usually lifts up a sticker without tearing it.
Rounded Wedge Tip
Otherwise, the rounded wedge-shaped tip on either the blue or green Scrigit Scraper usually works the best for starting the removal process. The thin edge of the rounded tip can get under a small section of the label to help lift it up. If the adhesive is not too sticky, the whole label might come off quickly with the rounded tip sliding under it.
For stickier adhesive, slide the rounded tip a small distance under one edge near a corner and then draw the scraper along the edge so a small band of the edge lifts off the surface. Repeat this process so a wider band of the edge is lifted off during each pass. This method is usually better at keeping the label in one piece than just pushing the scraper into the label. Once enough of the label is lifted up, you might be able to grab it between your finger and thumb to lift off the whole label. If the label starts coming off in pieces, you could switch to the flat-edged tip to scrape off all the pieces.
For very sticky labels, use a handheld hairdryer to heat the label and soften the adhesive. In some cases, bits of adhesive refuse to come off completely. Then you might need to use a solvent such mineral spirits/paint thinner (preferably the odorless version), rubbing alcohol, or Goo Gone. These solvents are safe to use with the Scrigit Scraper and on toilet tanks, but might damage some other surfaces. Test in an inconspicuous spot.
A satisfied customer sent me this photo showing how an information label on a toilet tank posed a removal challenge. The person who installed the toilet made an initial attempt to remove the label but only ended removing the top printed layer. The Scrigit customer used her Scrigit Scraper to remove the remaining paper and adhesive. This label came off cleanly using only a Scrigit Scraper. In some cases, bits of adhesive refuse to come off completely. Then you might need to use a solvent as mentioned above.
Give Scrigit a Try!
The best way to find out how handy the Scrigit Scraper is for removing adhesive stickers, labels, tape, and so much more is to try it yourself. Buy a package today!