Removing Sticker Price Tags...The Easy, No Mess Way
Thursday, May 7, 2015
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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!
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