Peel off as much of the paper sticker as possible using your fingernails and a blunt object such as a butter knife. Do this carefully so you do not scratch or damage the surface you are working on.
Soften the sticker residue with heat from a blow dryer. Hold the dryer about 6 inches from the surface and apply the heat for several minutes until the sticker residue has softened. Scrape away the softened residue with your fingernails and/or a butter knife.
Moisten a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol or household lubricating spray. Both products are effective at removing stickers.
Scrub the sticky area of the surface with the cotton ball and solvent. Apply more of the solvent and continue scrubbing until the sticker and residue is gone.
Wipe down the area with a rag and warm, soapy water. Go over the surface with a dry cloth to remove moisture.
Things You Will Need
- Butter knife
- Blow dryer
- Cotton balls
- Rubbing alcohol or household lubricating spray
- Dish soap
- Acetone nail polish remover, plain white toothpaste and peanut butter are other products that will remove old stickers from various surfaces. Rubber cement thinner and lacquer thinner are other products that will remove even the most stubborn old stickers.