I am the type that likes to reuse jars and bottles and always remove the paper or sticker label that comes with it. But let’s face it, certain labels and their adhesive can easily be removed on its own or by soaking it under water for 30 minutes, while others are stubborn and leave a sticky, tacky residue.
Whether it’s a sticker label or a product that is completely sticker-wrapped for a product blind-testing, you can use commercial adhesive removers, but here’s the cleanest way to effectively remove sticker residue without using any extra material besides the sticker it’s attached to.
BEFORE WE GET STARTED:
If you’re removing the sticker wrapping from a blind-testing product (such as the Elle Canada Beauty Grand Prix), PLEASE do not remove the wrapping until AFTER completing all your evaluations.
STEP 1: Peel off the sticker. Depending on the amount of sticker covering, you can either remove the entire sticker or a bit at a time. It is crucial to KEEP THE STICKER that you just peeled off.
In the picture example, since the sticker is wrapped around the entire product, I am peeling off a bit and using scissors to cut off that bit. This will allow me to work in sections; preventing my hands from sticking onto the packaging while working my way to remove the residue.
After removing the sticker, you will see a bit of the sticky/tacky residue (pictured below).
STEP 2: Use the sticky side of the sticker to go over the residue, you will see that the sticky/tacky residue sticks onto the sticker (pictured below). You’ll have to go over it several times as the sticky/tacky residue may not remove itself at the first try.
Continue with Steps 1-2 until the entire packaging is cleared with no sticky grip. If there is still a bit of stickiness left, go over it with the sticker again until it’s completely sticky-free.
Depending on how much surface of residue needs to be removed, it may be a bit time-consuming. I found it to be a bit therapeutic. If there’s a lot to work on, work in sections, take a break when needed – there is no need to do this in one sitting.
Disclaimer: Not Sponsored. Product featured under this post was part of the Elle Canada Beauty Grand Prix for product blind-testing purposes. Product testing was fully completed before the removal of the wrapping. Views expressed are honest and of my own.