How to Remove Sticky Duct Tape Residue from Plastic, Wood, Glass, Carpet, Drywall and Fabric

Duct tape is a highly used today. I do not think there is an area where duct tape is not used, but at the same time, duct tape can also be annoying. Anyone who used duct tape knows how difficult it is to remove the ugly, sticky duct tape residue.

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Therefore, follow few tips to remove duct tape residue on various material surfaces.

1. Plastic

Removing duct tape residue from plastic surfaces is an easy process. You should only immerse the plastic item in warm water for 20-25 minutes. If the plastic object is too large to be immersed in water, put a damp cloth on the sticky stain. The warm water will soften the glue, and you can easy wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
If the stain still persists, rub gently the glue residue with a clean cloth dampened in vegetable oil. Rub only in a direction, avoid making forth and back movements.

2. Wood

Varnished Wood: The best solution is to apply oil over the glue residue. Allow time to oil to penetrate the glue residue and then you can wipe it easily with a dry cloth.
Untreated Wood: For untreated wood, you can try to wipe the glue residue with a cloth dampened in oil. If it is not working, you can use acetone. Work in a well ventilated room.

3. Glass

You can easily remove the ugly residue traces from glass or from a mirror. Using a clean cloth and little acetone soften the glue residue and then try gently to remove it with a putty knife. Then, remove any traces with a clean, dry cloth.

4. Carpet

The best is the using of WD-40 that can dissolve the glue. Spray over, and let it for a few minutes to get into the carpet. Apply some carpet shampoo over the affected area and let it dry. When it is completely dried, you can vacuum and the residue is gone.

5. Painted Drywall

There are several options.
First, you can try to pick up the glue residue, using more of the same tape.
Try to remove the traces, using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
You can sand lightly the residue.
Using a hairdryer heat the affected area and wipe the glue with a soft cloth.
Mix baking soda in water, making a paste. Apply over, allow time to soften it and wipe the paste.

6. Fabric

There are also, several methods.
You can use WD-40. Spray the residue with WD-40. In fact, soak the affected area in WD-40 and wipe it with a dry cloth.
Use nail polish remover and a clean white cloth.
Press more, similar tape on residue, let it for 2-3 minutes and remove it.

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