Country Lore: Glue Remover

You can use vegetable shortening in the place of chemicals to remove sticky residue.
February/March 2004
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/glue-remover-zm0z04zsie.aspx




A nontoxic way to remove the sticky residue left by jar labels and other stickers is to rub the area with vegetable shortening and let it set for a few minutes. Then use a scraper or the dull edge of a knife to remove the majority. Next, wash it in soapy water and if it all doesn't come off, repeat the process. A couple of times should do it. This glue-remover process will work on plastic as well as glass.

Marcella White
Edmonton, Kentucky