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Removing labels from jars and bottles can sometimes be a tedious task. Fortunately, there are simple and effective methods to peel off those stubborn labels without too much difficulty. Luckily, there is an improbable, but extremely effective trick to remove them easily without spending hours on it!
This surprising trick consists of using oil (olive, sunflower, etc.) to remove the labels from jars and glass bottles. Here’s how:
Step 1 : Apply oil: Generously brush the label with oil using a brush. You can use olive oil or any other cooking oil you have on hand.
2nd step : Let it sit: Let the oil sit for a few minutes, making sure it penetrates well under the edge of the label.
Step 3: Peel off the label: Once the oil has had time to take effect, take a corner of the label and start gently peeling it off. You should find that the label comes off much faster and easier than using other methods.
Step 4: Clean up residue: If adhesive residue remains after removing the label, use a clean, oil-soaked cloth to remove it.
This trick turns out to be the easiest and fastest way to get rid of stubborn labels.
If you are lucky enough to have one on hand, a hair dryer is also an effective solution.
Step 1 : Heat the tag: Set your hair dryer to medium-high heat, then point it at the tag. Be sure to keep a reasonable distance to avoid overheating the glass.
2nd step : Peel off the label: After heating the label for about 30-60 seconds, start gently peeling off one corner of the label. The heat will have softened the glue, making the process much easier.
Step 3: Clean the residue: If adhesive residue remains, you can remove it by rubbing gently with a clean cloth and a little white vinegar.