Remove Sticker & Sticker Stains

More often than not when buying something new the product comes with a sticker marred on to it. Chances are if you have purchased a set of glassware, installed new windows, or bought a jar, you are probably familiar with how cumbersome it can get to remove stickers!

While it may seem like a lost cause to even try and remove the stickers yourself – they do require some major determination and a fair amount of elbow grease. However, these steps will help you understand how to remove stickers from glass.


using soap to remove stickers

Using some good old soap and water can help do the trick. Just rub the soap onto the jar and begin to lather. Next, wash the jar under some hot water which will get most of the sticker off.

The Problem: You might still have some of the sticky glue and paper left behind. Soap and hot water do not guarantee a sparkling finish for the expensive glassware you want to show-off. 

Rubbing Alcohol or Nail Polish

rubbing alcohol

Using rubbing alcohol or a nail polish remover can help in removing stickers. First, soak a paper towel in either the alcohol or nail polish and wrap it around the sticker. Let the paper towel sit for 30 minutes and then wipe it away.

The Problem: This method does require two to three runs to ensure that all of the sticker and the residue is off.



Another method is to use cooking oil. You can rub some oil on the stubborn gunk left behind on the glass surface and apply some elbow grease with a sponge to remove the sticker.

The Problem: You would need a lot of time on your hands and some will power.

WD-40 Multi-Use Product


Although these solutions may sound easy to put together, they are not as effective as you would want them to be and most leave behind residue. We recommend using a can of WD-40 Multi-Use Product, a sure shot solution that leaves no residue behind.

Step 1: Grab a can of WD-40 Multi-Use Product to remove sticker

Remove Sticker & Sticker Stains

WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a no-nonsense, easy solution to remove any sticker stain and residue without damaging the surface. Suitable for glass, plastic, metal, and many other surfaces.

Step 2: Spray!spraying wd40

Simply spray an even coating of WD-40 Multi-Use Product on the sticker or the sticker residue that you need to remove. For optimal results, make sure the whole sticker surface is covered.

Step 3: Let it Soak
idea to remove sticker from jar

Sit back, relax, and let WD-40 Multi-Use Product do its magic. We recommend leaving it on for about 5 to 7 minutes. 

Step 4: Scrub and Wash


Grab yourself a cloth or sponge and watch the sticker and residue glide right off. Now that your product is sticker-free, don’t forget to wash it thoroughly. WD -40 Multi-Use Product will easily wash off with a little soapy water, leaving your product shining like never before.

Apart from stains, there is a long list of problems that can be challenging to fix. Whether you need to get the grime off the grill, fix squeaky hinges, or take water stains off the glass; WD-40 can solve a range of common household problems.


The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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