How to Remove Tape Residue From Hard Surfaces


You have just removed one of your child's pictures that was taped to the refrigerator door. To your surprise it left sticky tape residue on the door that refuses to come off with soap and water. You can remove that tape residue and leave your surfaces as clean as the day you bought them.

Things You'll Need

  • Can of WD-40 lubricant
  • Dry cleaning rag
  • Soapy, wet cloth
  • Dry towel
  • Gather all the materials needed. Locate the tape residue and make sure there are no areas that the cleaning solution may be able to seep into.

  • Spray the WD-40 liberally on the sticky residue. With your finger, massage the area until the tape begins to ball up. With the dry rag, rub the area and spray again.

  • Continue this until all sticky residue is gone. Then immediately wash with soapy wet cloth to remove the oily residue left by the cleaning solution.

  • Repeat these steps on each sticky residue area of any hard surface.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use this method to remove any type of sticky residue from any hard surface.
  • You may want to use an old toothbrush to scrub the sticky area instead of your finger.
  • Continue to spray and rub until all residue has been removed.
  • Keep cleaning solution out of reach of children.

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