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Masking tape residue on my windows

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Annie456 Sun 23-Sep-12 14:16:56

Hi all,
I don't often post in here but I lurk enough to know how helpful you are!
I recently stained the doorframe on my back door and put some heavy duty tape around the glass..a week later and I've removed the tape but the glue residue remains! How on earth am I going to get it off without scratching the glass? Is there some magic store cupboard potion that will break it down??

KellyMarieTunstall Sun 23-Sep-12 14:20:05

WD 40 is the best thing for this type of problem .

Rhienne Sun 23-Sep-12 14:22:29

Eucalyptus oil. Fabulous for disolving sticky stuff.

oopslateagain Sun 23-Sep-12 14:47:44

Something you're likely to have in the house: rub baby oil into it, leave it for an hour, then wipe it off. Mineral oil helps soften sticky stuff, not sure if it will work on old tape residue but it's cheap and easy to try!

MrsMiniversCharlady Sun 23-Sep-12 17:17:08

Methylated spirits. I had exactly the same issue and it worked a treat.

MoreBeta Sun 23-Sep-12 17:19:12

Get a razor blade or a special fine bladed tool for removing paint from glass.

Then slide the blade at an acute angle along the glass and it will peel it off.

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Sep-12 17:19:45

Sticky Stuff remover. It's really good stuff.

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Sep-12 17:21:06


Annie456 Sun 23-Sep-12 22:26:06

Wow! I knew I would find an answer here! Thanks so much! I'll start in my cupboards and work up to Lakeland if that doesn't work (dangerous place for me that shop!!) now if you could just come up with a potion to relieve DS's ear ache.....hmm

Thanks again. smile

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