Black tape, or electrical tape, is used on electrical cords and other devices. Left long enough, the tape can leave a sticky residue on your electronics and other items. When the tape is removed and the residue is exposed, it acts as a magnet for all kinds of dirt and debris. Avoid this situation by removing the black tape residue completely.
Things You'll Need
- Plastic scraper
- 1 tbsp. dish washing detergent
- 1 tbsp. white vinegar
- Clean cloths
- Nail polish remover
Scrape black tape residue with a plastic scraper to remove as much excess adhesive glue as possible.
Combine 1 tbsp. dish washing detergent, 1 tbsp. white vinegar and 2 cups warm water in a bowl. Dip a sponge in the adhesive-softening solution. Set the soapy sponge on top of the tape adhesive and leave it there for five minutes to soften and loosen the adhesive.
Rub the sponge over the adhesive to remove as much as possible. Rinse the sponge as the adhesive lifts, and scrub again using the soap and vinegar solution.
Pour nail polish remover on a clean cloth. Wipe up any remaining black tape adhesive with the nail polish remover.
Wet a clean cloth with water and rinse off the site of the tape adhesive build-up. Dry with a clean cloth.