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How To Clean Sticky Adhesive from Wood

Packing tape on furniture,  manufacturer stickers, adhesive shelf liner, and a variety of household activities and accidents could all result in sticky residue on the wood furniture and surfaces of your home. Removing it will help prevent the sticky areas from attracting additional dirt, and will help maintain the great appearance of your home. Before attempting removal, begin with as clear and clean a work area as possible, and keep in mind that wood types and surface finishes can vary widely so even the simplest methods should be tested prior to use in a wider area.

The commercial product Goo Gone contains a proprietary ingredient that helps  dislodge sticky residue. Apply according to the manufacturers instructions, keeping the product as confined as possible to the affected area. You may find it helpful to use clean rags or Scotch Brite for delicate surfaces, rubbing with gentle pressure in the direction of the grain. Following the application off Goo Gone, remove the product with a soft cloth and the appropriate wax or polishing compound.

Caution: Never mix cleaning agents or chemicals, the result can be dangerous or deadly. Before cleaning, always test the agent on an inconspicuous location to determine its suitability and to make certain it does not damage the material. Wear appropriate clothing such as gloves and protective eyewear, and work in a well-ventilated area. Accidental inhalation or ingestion of cleaning agents can be hazardous and even fatal, particularly to pets and children.

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