removing sticker residue from cabinets

EATREALFOODMarch 2, 2012

Hi I bought kitchen cabinets from a salvage center. Unfortunately they put stickers on each cabinet. What is the best way to remove them and clean cabinets in general ? I have tried hot water with a little Dr. Bronners soap. The paper sticker is gone but the glue remains. I think the finish is polyeurethane...

thank you for all suggestions.

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jannie

Try spraying with Murphy's Oil Soap, then peel with a fiungernail. You could use an ice scraper for a car or single-edge razoir blade. Be very careful if you use a razor blade. Good luck!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 9:35AM
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EATREALFOOD

Thanks. Is Murphy's soap safe for all finishes ? I have no idea what this finish is.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 11:19PM
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jannie

I don't know if Murphy's ia good on all finishes. It's made to clean wood, that's about all I know. A lot of people dislike Murphy's because it leaves steaks behind.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 11:43AM
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lindac

Goo gone....or olive oil. Murphey's is water based and will cloud a lacquer or some shellac finishes.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 10:48PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Test anything you want to use on an inconspicuous part of the cabinet.

Have you tried Goo Gone?

Here is a link that might be useful: Goo Gone

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 6:45AM
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Julie_Campbell

Soak a washcloth in a solution of equal parts vinegar and warm water, wring it out so it doesn't drip everywhere and rub the glue in circular motions using the washcloth. Alternatively you may sray the vinegar/water solution directly on the glue, let it sit, then just wipe it off. It's safe for all cabinet finishes, Goo gone is great but can sometimes leave a filmy residue.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 9:46AM
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dashmo37

W-D 40 also works. Test in a inconspicuous spot first!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 12:44PM
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EATREALFOOD

thanks all. I will report back after I play around a bit.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 7:09PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

I like to use either mineral spirits or lighter fluid on a paper towel.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 6:14PM
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dowlinggram

Take my word for it oil is the best glue remover. On wood I'd use a product like lemon oil or old english oil. On glass I use cooking oil.

Saturate a soft cloth with the oil and rub over the glue. The more oil you can get on it the easier it is to penetrate the glue rub with the cloth and keep adding more oil. The oil will disolve the glue as long as nothing else was used first

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 9:16PM
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granite-girl

I hate that - seems everything you buy has those silly sticker & always in the worst place. Lots of good ideas here. Oil of some kind sounds like best solution. i'd be afraid to use mineral spirits or lighter fluid. Those may take off the finish on your cabinets.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 1:25PM
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franci37

Goo Gone.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 8:21PM
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