How Do You Get Sticky Labels Off Metal?
Remove sticky labels from metal by heating the label with a blow dryer, peeling it off with a spatula, and treating the sticky residue with a vinegar solution. Materials for the project include a blow dryer, a paper towel, tape, a spatula, a cotton ball, vinegar and metal cleaner.
- Heat the label
Turn on the blow dryer. Hold it 3 inches from the label, heating it until it begins to peel off.
- Peel away the label
Once the label loosens, turn off the blow dryer. Carefully wedge a spatula or plastic card under the label, and pry it off. Now, you should only have sticky residue from the label left.
- Treat the sticky residue
Soak a cotton ball with white vinegar. Place it over the sticky residue, and allow the adhesive to absorb the vinegar for several minutes.
- Rub away the residue
Remove the cotton ball. Wipe away the sticky residue with a dry paper towel.
- Spray the area with cleaner
Clean away any remaining streaks from the area by spraying metal cleaner or a cleaner that can be used on metals onto the area.
- Wipe down the surface
Wipe away the cleaner, and buff the area with a clean cloth.