If you have young children who enjoy stickers (and most do), they probably also like to affix them to all kinds of surfaces around your house--including hardwood flooring. Some stickers are easily removed, but others have strong adhesive and will require some elbow grease. The trick here is using a cleaning technique that won't harm your floors but is effective.
Things You'll Need
- Rubbing alcohol
- Small plastic spray bottle
- Lint-free microfiber cloth
- Non-scratch kitchen sponge (optional)
Fill the spray bottle three quarters full with rubbing alcohol.
Spray a small amount alcohol directly on the sticker and let sit for a few minutes.
Use the microfiber cloth to gently rub the sticker area, scrubbing a bit with your fingers and/or fingernails if necessary.
If the sticker residue is especially stubborn, use the no-scratch sponge (scrubbing side) to remove it.
Wipe the area clean with the cloth.
Tips & Warnings
- You may have to spray the sticker area multiple times to fully soak and remove it.
- As with all cleaning supplies, use according to the instructions on the package. Some chemicals, such as rubbing alcohol, have a slight odor, so make sure the room being cleaned is well ventilated.
- Photo Credit wood image by Zbigniew Nowak from Fotolia.com
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