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Removing sticky masking tape marks from windows!

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LadyThompson Wed 13-Jul-11 17:29:03

Exactly this - we taped around the panes to paint the window frames and, hands up, left the masking tape on for a few weeks days and it's left horrid marks. Any whizzo tips for removing the marks? Soap and water plus elbow grease isn't fixing it.

MoreBeta Wed 13-Jul-11 17:37:11

Try rubbing white spirit or WD40 on a piece of kitchen paper to to remove glue then wash the window after.

If it is bits of the tape left stuck on use a razor blind to skim it off the glass.

SirenSusan Wed 13-Jul-11 17:41:13

oil - sunflower or olive will be fine - it dissolves the sticky stuff.

southeasthamster Wed 13-Jul-11 17:42:00

white spirit

LadyThompson Wed 13-Jul-11 19:19:23

Thank you. You are all brilliant and I will try all of these, in order grin

kbaby Wed 13-Jul-11 23:07:42

Go to Asda and buy sticky stuff remover. It's in the cleaning aisle.
We did the same thing and this got if off brilliantly. I use it for getting labels off new vases or new furniture. Best thing I've found

notthehippopotamus Thu 14-Jul-11 19:06:01

Sticky stuff remover - like kbaby says. I got mine from Lakeland. Smells beautifully of oranges and takes it all off with minimal elbow grease in no time.

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