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Guide to Removing Printable Vinyl Stickers from Any Surface

on October 07, 2021

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Yes, waterproof sticker and printable vinyl are amazing, especially because you can customize them and apply them anywhere. Unfortunately, removing stickers from certain surfaces can be tricky. It might leave a sticky residue behind and make the surface less smooth than it started.

You should also know that low-quality stickers and long exposure in the sun can also make peeling it off a nightmare. Don’t worry because we got your back! Today, we will cover some of the most effective ways to remove a sticker from any surface.

No more tearing the paper and leaving a sticky remain behind. With these time-tested methods, you can use as much printable vinyl as your heart desires!

Alcohol
The first method is also one of the most effective. All you need to do is use a sponge or cloth to dab alcohol on the sticker (or whatever is left). Make sure that you completely soak the spot with alcohol. Then, let it sit for around five minutes.
Once the time has passed, just rub the area using a dry sponge or fabric. The remaining paper or sticky glue will eventually come off!

Vegetable Oil
Maybe you do not have rubbing alcohol handy at home. That’s not a problem because you can also use vegetable oil to deal with stubborn printable vinyl!

Just pour a few drops of oil onto your hand and rub it on the surface. The oil can remove any sticky residue and is actually a great way to help you peel off the rest of the sticker.

Baking Soda
Another restaurant-safe way to remove sticky residue such as printable vinyl and sticker paper is to use baking soda. It is non-toxic and the perfect solution for a kitchen setting. We are talking about the stickers on plates, bowls, and also those coffee mugs and tumblers.

You can combine this with vegetable oil. Just combine them in a 1:1 ratio until you form a paste, then apply this onto the surface and let it soak for 5 minutes. This will allow the mixture to react with the adhesive and soften it. It may take longer if your sticker glue is stronger, so feel free to experiment and see the best duration that works.

All in all, there are a lot of different ways to remove clear printable vinyl from any surface. Our final tip, if nothing above works, is to use hair dryer to warm up the surface. Slowly peel from the corner and this should work wonders!

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