Thursday, January 24, 2008

How to Remove Labels

I was asked how I removed labels from all those wine bottle, so this was my method. I filled up a big rubbermaid bin with water and a little dish soap, then sunk all the bottles and let them soak over night. By morning, some of the labels had lifted off and were floating ing the water. For the rest off the bottles, I used a single edged razor blade and scraped them off. Another method you can use with labels that don't soak off, is to use a heat gun to soften the glue. The label then peels right off, though this method can be a bit smelly.

4 comments:

iBead.com said...

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R.E. Taylor said...

Wonderful ideas! I've always used a blow dryer on those real stubborn labels.

Jenny said...

Another thing that I find works is to smear some butter or margerine on the lable and let it sit over night. After that it should be easy enough to wash off the lable with some warm water. The lables simply "slip" off and you don't have to go bonkers on those paper/glue residues that just won't come off unless you scrape every millimeter of it. ^_^

Vonnie said...

Nail varnish remover! Acetone will break down the sticky stuff so it'll just wipe off.