To remove an adhesive label from metal, wood or plastic, apply vegetable oil to the label. Allow it to sit for a few hours, and then heat it with a hair dryer. Use soapy water to remove any residue.
Removing adhesive labels from glass surfaces requires care to ensure the glass does not get scratched. Begin by thoroughly moistening the label with water. Follow by applying an acetone-based nail polish remover to the label. Gently rub the label away from the glass, and then use soapy water to remove any leftover pieces of paper.
To remove sticky labels from clothing, apply a detergent directly to the label. Launder the garment according to label instructions.