How to Get Label Glue Off Glass


Labels are often used on glass containers such as food jars and beverage bottles. Sometimes you wish to remove the label on a container but are stuck with unattractive label glue that seems impossible to remove. By following a few simple steps, you can remove both the label and the adhesive glue that holds the label in place.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Razor
  • Vegetable oil
  • Nylon scrubber
  • Soak the glass in hot water for 20 minutes. This will loosen the label and soften the adhesive quality of the label glue.

  • Scrape the label with a razor. Start at one edge, and scrape without scratching the glass. Pull and scrape until most of the label and glue have been removed.

  • Scrub the label with a nylon scrubber, which will scrub away the adhesive without scratching the glass.

  • Rub vegetable oil over any remaining label glue and leave it overnight. The oil will reduce the adhesive quality of the glue.

  • Scrub once more with the nylon scrubber, then rinse with hot water to wash away any remaining residue.

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