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how do i remove sticky tabs from a surface?my son put foam sticky squares on the floor and i cant get them off

is there a product that removes? or a home made solution?

Asked By: pepsicola - 5/28/2008
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I've found using a really waxy polish that comes in an aerosol can does the job. Just spray on a load - so it looks like you have a blob of whipped cream on the floor - leave for about 10 minutes and then wipe off. Repeat if needed. Just wash the floor afterwards or you'll have incredibly slippery patches!
Answered By: Amazingwoo - 5/28/2008
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Nail varnish remover is usually pretty good for anything like that or lighter fluid often works too. Just do a v. small test patch on your floor first to make sure it doesn't mark it.
Answered By: Mrs_C - 5/28/2008
 
try a little nail varnish remover? Or if you're worried about using it on the floor, maybe try vinegar and or lemon jouice - they both work magically on lots of different things. Or I know that companies like Kleenezy have a 'sticky stuff remover' product.
Answered By: Sophie B - 5/28/2008
 
remove what you can, then use lighter fluid or a product called gunk off.
Answered By: galbert67 - 5/28/2008
 
GooGone. My dad swears on it! It comes in a squirt bottle that you can be at most stores. smells citrusy too.
Answered By: Emerson - 5/28/2008
 
aww how cute (your son)! try clorox spray. if not that, put some acetone or nail polish remover. that should do the trick. let both solutions set in before wiping it off
Answered By: deelouise88 - 5/28/2008
 
Spray on WD40....and wipe off, or....you can actually rub sticky residue with a pencil rubber. Try it , it works!!
Answered By: lolly - 5/28/2008
 
There's a product called Goo Gone that may work. I've had success with several disasters. You can get it just about anywhere. I'd also suggest a razor scraper. You can get one at Walamrt for 99 cents...
Answered By: tklescz - 5/28/2008
 
rubbing alcohol will take it off
Answered By: balibot - 5/28/2008
 
surgical spirit you can buy it from the chemist
Answered By: MT HEAD - 5/28/2008
 
You could try surgical spirit this removes the glue from plasters etc, try on a hidden area first to make sure it doesn't hurt the floor in anyway I usually find this more effective than nail varnish.
Answered By: country jenny - 5/28/2008
 
Tell your son if those sticky tabs aren't off the floor in 5 minutes he's sleeping in the garage for the rest of the week (tell him there are rats in the garage just to motivate him that extra bit...)
Answered By: Burn inside of me. - 5/28/2008
 
rubbing alcholol. Just get some of the rubbing alcohol pads, or if you have it in a bottle use a cotton ball.
Answered By: bic - 5/28/2008
 
Invest in a bottle of GooGone or something similar. You'll love it. It removes all those sticky bits he'll end up sticking to the floor. You can find it at WalMart in the craft section near the glues and scissors.
Answered By: Aristes - 5/28/2008
 
If you don't want to go the chemical route you could invest in a steamer (maybe $40 or so). It cleans almost anything. The steam should loosen the adhesive. You just wipe with a cloth as you go.
Answered By: anastasia - 5/28/2008
 
goo gone but dont do it with a child in the house..bad fumes but it works like magic
Answered By: Becky - 5/28/2008
 
Baby oil softens up hospital tape and bandages that are stuck. Maybe it would do the same to the foam squares. Rubbing alcohol, WD-40 and goo-gone are good tries too.
Answered By: novaPAMzer81 - 5/28/2008
 
Lighter fuel usually shifts all sorts of sticky residues Wonder if Bill Clinton knows that????
Answered By: Dave C - 5/29/2008
 
try using a wallpaper scraper and some solvent cleaner or paint thinners will do the job
Answered By: florentina272 - 5/29/2008
 
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