How to Remove Stickers from the Surface?

For newly built property or renovated properties, you can find stickers on windows, equipment mirrors etc. If you try to peel it off directly, it will leave a white sticky residue. Try these simple tips and tricks to remove stickers using easily available home items. Use different techniques and tips to remove stickers from the different surfaces. Almost all appliances come with stickers or labels. 

Heat gun or hair dryer:

  • Apply heat over stickers is a quick solution to remove them. Use a medium-high blow dryer or heat gun airflow to loose gum from the stickers. Simply peel off the stickers to remove them easily. 
  • A heat gun can remove stickers from window glasses, appliances or car labels.

Soapy water: 

  • Use dishwasher liquid and warm water solution to remove sticky gum from the labels or stickers. Apply the solution on stickers and leave it for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Use a plastic scraper or card corner to peel off the stickers easily. 
  • It can be used on window glass, plastic or metal surfaces.


  • Apply a drop of cooking oil or baby oil on stickers and leave it for 20 minutes. Gently rub the surface to remove the sticky lubricant and remove the stickers. 
  • It can be used on metal, glass or plastic.                                                                                                                                                          

Rubbing Alcohol:

  • Use a cotton ball or microfiber cloth to apply rubbing alcohol solvent on stickers and loose glue. Gentle rub the area and remove the stickers and sticky glue completely from the glass or metal area.

Nail Polish Remover:

  • Nail polish remover contains acetone Which can easily wipe off the stickers from the glass, tiles or paint.
  • Use a spray bottle or paper towel to apply the nail polish remover on stickers and rub the area to remove the sticky residue.


  • Spray a WD-40 liquid on stickers and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rub the surface with a microfiber cloth to remove the stickers and sticky adhesive from the metal, glass, tile, plastic and wood.

General tips:

  • Check your new clothes before washing them. If you wash the clothes with the stickers then sticky glue will remain on the clothes and easily stick other dirt on it. Use rubbing alcohol to dab on stickers, rub the area and remove sticky residue easily. 
  • Avoid using acetone on plastic. It will damage the area while rubbing the surface with Acetone drops.
  • If you’re trying to scrap the stickers from the metal directly then it will spread the gum and mess the area. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to lose the gum and then gently scrape it with the card corner. 
  • Avoid scrubbing the glass or mirror with the hard scrubber to remove stickers otherwise, you will end up with heavy scratches. 
  • If your kids are putting stickers on walls and mirrors then check your property thoroughly before end of lease. A real estate agent will check the condition of the property before releasing the bond. 
  • Hire end of lease cleaning Melbourne for a deal end of tenancy cleaning and add-on services to remove stickers. 

Remove stickers from the Newly constructed property or renovated property:

  • Some builders will hand over the property with stickers on window glasses, appliances, mirrors and tile or wooden floors. Removing stickers from renovated or newly constructed property is a big task and it will be a real hassle for the property owner.
  • Read an instruction from the chemical bottle if you’re using them to remove stickers from the different parts. They might damage the area permanently.
  • Hire professional cleaning services like end of lease cleaning Melbourne team for a renovation cleaning or post-construction cleaning. Our cleaners will remove stickers from the mirrors, appliances, windows, walls, tiles and floors without damaging them. We have experts who have more than 10 years of experience to do post construction or renovation cleaning. 
  • Removing stickers from the newly constructed house will take time and require some expertise to avoid damage. 
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