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Easy removal of sticky jam jar labels
Tue 11-Jun-13
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eileen54
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I discovered this, this morning. I had put the fruit on to simmer for my jam this morning and started to clean the jars I had left soaking in soapy water ready to put in the oven for sterilising, and I was having some difficulty getting the sticky glue off, when my eye caught on the veg peeler I had used on the apples.  It worked brilliantly scraping it across the glue. The jars were label free in minutes.

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Thu 13-Jun-13
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I tend to do similar, I soak in hot soapy water and that removes most labels, but the ones using a plastic type glue, I use a small curved paring knife and then a Brillo pad to remove the last, but the water needs to be good and hot.

Sun 16-Jun-13
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WD40 is a good solvent for most of those sticky problems - mind you, you have to have time to give the item a good wash to get rid of the perfume!

Used to use it in Brockes, the bookshop, when the wholesaler sent books with special offer stickers that were not required - the paper and card used for the covers nowadays is so well laminated that it did not harm at all, and brought the covers up pristine.wave

Sun 16-Jun-13
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I found a website 101 uses for WD40 around the house , it is suprising the things it does. One was removing crayons from walls and carpets, if only I had known when my chidren were small.

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Mon 17-Jun-13
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Put boiling water on the inside of the jar to melt the glue...the label peels off really easily...wink

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Mon 17-Jun-13
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Good idea hadn't thought of that.smile

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Mon 17-Jun-13
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That doesn't always work, the glues are different now.

I'll try that again!

Mon 17-Jun-13
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If I really can't get stubborn glue off a jar, I resort to wiping it off with nail varnish remover and then washing thoroughly.

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Mon 17-Jun-13
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I just put a new label over the original - saves all that stressing! tongue

I'll try that again!

Mon 17-Jun-13
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Lakeland sell 'Sticky Stuff Remover' - works for me! laugh

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Fri 21-Jun-13
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I have that stuff too, it has a rather pleasant orange smell and I do wonder if that's what it's made from, orange and lemon skins are supposed to be a natural sticky stuff remover.

Fri 21-Jun-13
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Oranges and lemons and other citrus fruits contain natural solvents that keep the essential oils from separating out. They are called terpenes, and in high enough concentration can strip paint.

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Fri 21-Jun-13
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Toffeeapple said:

I just put a new label over the original - saves all that stressing! tongue

I was stripping labels this morning ,and remembered your post on here, a picture suddenly flew into my mind of going into your cupboard and seeing all these jam jars with 3 foot deep labels on them.big_laughbig_laughrunaway

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Fri 21-Jun-13
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You mean both jars?  big_laugh

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Mon 1-Jul-13
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After soaking the main label off there is sometimes some glue left on the jar so I use white spirit and then after a hand wash to get rid of most of the smell I put the jar in with the other stuff in the dish washer, seems to work OK and the smell of the ws seems to all go away….

 

Or maybe my nose has gone awol……

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