This past week was very exciting for me. My husband and I finally moved our toddler’s crib out of our room and into his brother’s. FREEDOM!
In order to make this move work, we had to switch the crib with a dresser which was in my son’s room. The dresser came decorated with Spiderman stickers which were stuck to its faux wood surface. After much deliberation, I decided that Spiderman just doesn’t go with the theme of my bedroom and they must be removed. The problem was I had no idea how to efficiently remove these stickers which seemed to be cemented on. With some trial and error, I figured it out!
Learn from my mistakes, please.
First, I peeled up a little of the stickers, got impatient, doused it in coconut oil and scrubbed with a sponge. Nothing. happened.
Then I tried baking soda in the mix. Nothing still? What gives!?
It turns out the glossy face of the sticker prevented my natural “goo-gone” from working properly. Once I scraped the top off with a metal spatula, the coconut oil and baking soda mixture worked perfectly at removing the sticky-goo. This whole escapade took me way too long! The next time I have to do this, I will follow a different protocol.
Here’s what I should have done.
- First, blow a hair dryer on the top of the stickers to soften the glue and peel up as much of the top glossy layer as possible.
- Next, use a small amount of coconut oil mixed with baking soda and scrub with a rag or sponge. Allow to soak for a minute or so.
- Finally, use a scraper to remove any sticker goo left behind.
Viola, you are sticker free!