How to Get Stickers Off Hardwood Floors

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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.

References

  • Photo Credit wood image by Zbigniew Nowak from Fotolia.com
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