Sunday, September 6, 2009


The Duchy of Tradgardland is at present undergoing renovations in the shape of a new kitchen and also new flooring and bookshelves in the sitting room and dining room.

We have bought a great number of metal brackets to hold shelves to house the Ducal Library. Sadly we are unable to remove the glue left on the brackets after the removal of the "sticky labels."

Any ideas of what to use to remove the residual stickiness would be really appreciated!


Stokes Schwartz said...

Try nail polish (nail laquer in the UK, I think) remover. Should make the sticky stuff come right off.

Best Regards,


tradgardmastare said...

thanks for the good advice. Our remover worked ok- any other ideas folks?
best wishes
p.s My wife and girls enjoyed viewing the nursery .We all look forward to seeing the finished results...

tradgardmastare said...

We have tried Turps .... working not too badly!

Fitz-Badger said...

It might depend on what the glue is made of and whether there's anything else, like paint, you don't want to remove.
Alcohol might do it or some cleaner like Simple Green (not sure if you have the equivalent in the UK, but I've herad of lots of people using it to remove paint from minis.)

On a related note, anyone know how to remove the glue left behind after peeling off price stickers from books without messing up the book? I recently purchased a few books online and they came with these stickers. Not sure why they even did that (maybe they originally tried to sell the books in a brick and mortar store or at some show or something.). Pretty annoying in any case. I won't say who I bought these from, but I've never had this problem with Barnes & Noble or Amazon or some other booksellers. (rant over)

Jim Wright said...

I use "Goo Gone". It comes in an 8 Oz. clear plastic bottle. It is by Magic American Corporation. It's true. That's their name.

Works great. I have used it on paperback books after removing the price tags. Don't use too much just a little on a paper towel. then wipe the area with a barely moist paper towel. All done.

Citrus scent, so no lasting bad odors.

Anonymous said...

Lighter fluid-wiffs a bit but gets rid of anything sticky and does not stain.