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Removing Sticker Price Tags...The Easy, No Mess Way

Sticker price tag, removing price tag
It's me!! I'm here...kinda. I'm more like remote teaching, but never mind with the details. Let's get on with the tutorial.

Before you go getting all "This isn't Silhouette-related" on me...let me explain. First off, I'm in these Silhouette Facebook groups, too - probably some of the some ones you are. And I swear if I see another question about how to remove sticker price tags off dishes and other items so they can be vinyl-ized I might burst.

There's no magic potion - but I have found the secret to literally wiping the tags off without any scraping, nail polishing-peeling, oil residue or random bits of sticky tag left behind. Seriously this is one of these stupid easy tricks.   

I customize and personalize lots of ceramic dishes so I'm just going to use one of them as an example. There's no way I want to charge $10 for a jewelry dish that has a $1.50 price tag on the bottom. Seriously..nothing killed a business like showing your customers your profit margin.
Sticker price tag, removing price tag

So take your dish and flip it over (assuming the price tag is on the bottom).  Fill a spritzer bottle with water.  Squirt three or four good spritzes right on the tag.  You want the whole thing to be wet...it's even better if there's a slight 'puddle.'

Sticker price tag, removing price tag


Now go cut your vinyl, weed it and pull it up with the transfer tape...or if you feel like it just stare at the sticker for at least 5-7 minutes.

Sticker price tag, removing price tag

Grab a dry or wash cloth towel and wipe off the sticker. The whole thing comes up that easily and all you needed was water!  Look - it's all on the rag.

Sticker price tag, removing price tag

I used to use Goo Gone and my finger nails to remove sticker price tags, but I was always left with an oily residue.  Who knew letting those tags sit in a pool of water for a few minutes would do the trick! In fact it's so easy (and apparently, fun) my daughter likes doing the job for me!

Sticker price tag, removing price tag

Sticker price tag, removing price tag


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15 comments

  1. I use these same dishes for my stuff as well! *Twinsies* Love your blog.

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    1. They're great! I just wish they were more readily available!!! Sometimes I got into panic mode when there's like 1 on the shelf.

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  2. Pretty daughter! And thanks...is part of the process

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  3. What is your trick for Frappuccino bottles and wine bottles? Will water work on those, too?

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  4. I've used a mixture of coconut oil and baking soda. Mix to make a paste, cover sticker and let it set for a bit. The stickier the sticker the longer you leave it. The sticker will peel off easily. No ruined nails 😊

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  5. good tip! I've taken to using orange essential oil for getting tags off stuff, but this is super easy :)

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  6. I use my heat gun to take off the labels. It melts the glue and they come right off. I use a pin or needle to pick up the whole label. Or you can use your Cricut spatula.

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    1. And she loves it! I just have to be careful she doesn't squirt down everything in sight haha

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  8. The easiest way is with lighter fluid. Peel off the paper sticker, a couple swipes with lighter fluid over the goo and you're done. Soooo much easier!

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    1. Hmmm...interesting. I think I prefer water to lighter fluid though...especially with a 6 year old involved. ;)

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    2. Not all label glue comes off with water -- I use lighter fluid too. It's quick and easy and works on ALL types of labels, and doesn't harm the item you use it on.

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  9. Ive only ever filled my sink with hot soapy water and placed whole item in it to soak for 10/20 minutes & it normally comes off on its own :)

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