A common problem that people have with their laptop is sticker residue. It happens when you get a sticky label and try to pull it off without getting the backing off first. The residue will end up leaving a permanent mark on your laptop not to mention your frustrations!
If you don’t want to be throwing money on removing stickers then you should read this article. With the tips and tricks in this article you will be able to remove that glue from your laptop in no time!
Tips To Remove Sticker Residue
There are a few ways to remove sticker residue:
1. Use a gentle cleaner
There are a few cleaners that will work to remove sticker residue from a laptop. An effective option is to use isopropyl alcohol. To use this cleaner, saturate a paper towel or cloth with the alcohol and rub the residue until it is removed. Repeat this process as necessary. If the residue is difficult to remove, you may need to try a stronger solvent, such as acetone. Be sure to use caution when using any type of solvent, as they can be harmful if used improperly.
2. Use heat gun
Heat guns are one of those handy tools that can be used in any number of ways to clean, but most people just use them for stripping paint or heating up cold areas.
Turn the heat gun onto a medium or low heat setting and hold it about 6 inches from the sticker residue. Gently move the heat gun back and forth over the residue. Keep the heat gun moving at all times to avoid overheating or damaging the laptop. Wait a few minutes for the residue to soften. Use a fingernail or a blunt object to scrape the residue off the laptop. Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth. If the sticker residue is still stubborn, you may need to repeat these steps.
3. Use a toothbrush
I bet you didn’t know you can use a toothbrush to help scrub off sticker residue off a laptop. If the stickers are adhesive, try using a toothbrush to scrub them off. Be sure to use a gentle motion and avoid scraping the screen. If the stickers are print-on stickers, try using a damp cloth to remove them.
4. Use a solvent
Some possible solvents that could be used to remove sticker residue from a laptop are isopropyl alcohol, acetone, or Goo Gone. First, try using a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth to see if it will remove the residue. If the alcohol doesn’t work, then try acetone. If that doesn’t work, then try Goo Gone. Be sure to test the solvent on an inconspicuous area of the laptop first to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface.
CAUTION: Acetone is a flammable solvent and should be used with caution.
5. Try baking soda paste
Baking soda is a natural abrasive that can help to remove built-up residue. Combine baking soda and water to form a paste and then use a toothbrush to apply it to the laptop. Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth.
6. Vinegar and water
Vinegar is a natural cleaner that is often used to remove build-up and dirt. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and then spray it on the laptop. Let it sit for a few minutes and then use a microfiber cloth to wipe it clean.
7. Try using a microfiber cloth
Microfiber cloths are great for cleaning surfaces because the fabric is designed to attract and trap dirt, dust, and other particles. Start by dampening the cloth with water and then use it to wipe down the laptop. Be sure to wring out the cloth well before using it so that it’s not too wet.
This article has shown you how to clean off sticker residue using a variety of methods. No matter what method you choose, make sure that you are gentle when cleaning and take your time. You can never be too careful when it comes to cleaning our electronics.