Introduction: How to Remove Label Residue

About: Hi! I'm Isaac. I'm a 16 year old maker that can't keep my hands still. I aspire to show all other young people out there that you can be a great maker, no matter how old you are.

This is one of the biggest problems that I have encountered as a maker. You know what I mean. I’m talking about that sticky, evil gunk that lurks underneath bottle labels and plastic containers. But never fear! I have brought an awesome technique that will rid you of that menace!


You’ll need these items:
Duct Tape
A Utility Knife or Scissors
A container with residue left over (if it didn’t exist, why would this instructable be here?)

Step 1: Cut the Duct Tape

Cut a length of duct tape, about a little bit longer than the residue patch on the container.

Step 2: Clean!

Wash off as much residue as you can. Try peeling off the paper bits. If there’s nothing left but stickiness and glue, good job! We’ll get rid of that in the next step...

Step 3: Peel

Take your piece of duct tape and stick it on the bottle, leaving a tab of duct tape for you to peel. Grab the tab and peel slowly and deliberately; you’re not waxing your friend’s legs. Once you have nearly peeled off the tape but a piece of it is still stuck, stick the tape back on again, leaving a tab like before, and peel again. Once you have gotten rid of most of the sticky stuff, move to another spot. Keep doing this until there’s minimum amounts of glue.

Step 4: Polish

Wash the less annoying stickiness from the duct tape off of the bottle. You may repeat step 3 and keep going until your bottle is shiny and beautiful :D

Thanks for reading; I hope it helped you!

See you around!