Remove any remaining tape with your fingers.
Scrape the tape residue off the surface with a dull butter knife.
Turn a hair dryer on high. Blow the hot air onto the residue for 10 to 15 seconds.
Scrape the remaining residue off the surface. If you still have difficulty removing the residue, then remove it with a commercial product. Follow the instructions carefully to prevent damage to the surface.
Scrape the residue off with a butter knife.
Apply a waterless hand cleaner to a washcloth. Wipe the cleaner over the tape residue.
Roll the adhesive off the fabric with your fingers. Discard the small balls of adhesive.
Apply a commercial stain pretreatment to the fabric.
Launder the fabric according to the care label.
Scrape the tape residue off the carpet with a butter knife.
Apply a dry-cleaning solvent to a washcloth to dampen it. Blot the residue with the washcloth.
Blot the adhesive stain with a dry washcloth to absorb the excess liquid from the carpet. Combine 1 tbsp. of liquid dish detergent with 1 tbsp. of white vinegar in a bowl.
Add 2 cups of warm water to the bowl. Soak a washcloth in the solution and wring out the excess liquid. Blot the residue with the solution.
Blot the carpet with a dry washcloth to absorb the access liquid. Rinse the solution out of the carpet by blotting it with cold water, and then blot the carpet dry. Place a fan in front of the wet area to expedite the drying process.
Things You Will Need
- Butter knife
- Hair dryer
- Commercial adhesive remover
- Waterless hand cleaner
- Commercial stain pretreatment
- Dry-cleaning solvent
- Liquid dish detergent
- White vinegar
- Warm water
- Remove the tape residue from upholstery with the dry-cleaning solvent and a washcloth.