Rub-on decals can decorate surfaces including human skin, paper and glass. A benefit to using them is easy removal when the decal begins to show signs of wear or when you need a change. The type of surface dictates how you should take off decals. Common household items will usually get the job done.
Things You'll Need
- Rubbing alcohol or baby oil
- Cotton balls
- Household tape (optional)
- Nail polish remover
- Razor blade
- Plastic knife
- Hair dryer (optional)
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Remove from Skin
Soak the rub-on decal area with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol or baby oil.
Wait 10 to 15 seconds for the decal to begin softening.
Rub the softened decal with a clean cotton ball until removed. If the rub-on decal is difficult to remove, try covering it with household tape and pull.
Remove from Paper
Moisten the decal with a barely damp cloth. Dab until the decal begins to soften.
Heat the rub-on decal area with a hair dryer set on “High” for 30 seconds as an alternative.
Gently scrape at the decal using your fingernail or plastic knife.
Remove from Hard Surfaces
Soak the rub-on decal area with a cotton ball dipped in water or nail polish remover.
Wait 10 to 15 seconds for the decal to soften and begin disintegrating.
Scrape the decal area gently with your fingernail or a razor blade.