How to Remove Glue From a Barcode Sticker

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Removing the sticky glue residue left behind from a barcode sticker can be a challenge. Remnants of the adhesive often linger on the surface long after the sticker has been peeled. The adhesive cannot always be eliminated with regular cleaners, but there are special products available that will easily remove glue left by a barcode sticker.

Things You'll Need

  • Stain remover
  • Rag
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Purchase a multipurpose stain remover such as Goof Off, Goo Gone or Un-Du from a home improvement store. These leading brands act as solvents that effectively dissolve gum, grease, tar, adhesive and other sticky residue from almost any surface.

  • Spray or pour the product directly onto the surface where the barcode ticker was peeled. You may be instructed to apply it onto a rag first, depending on the brand

  • Let the solvent dissolve the glue for the instructed length of time before wiping it away. Some products have no waiting time at all.

  • Loosen the residue from the surface using a rag or cleaning cloth. Continue to apply the product as needed to lift the remaining film completely. The chemical cleaners are usually safe for most fabrics, metals, woods, plastics, stone, skin, paint and other surfaces.

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