How to Remove Tape Residue From Vinyl

Tape sticks strongly to a variety of surfaces, including vinyl. When you stick tape onto vinyl, it often peels off with ease, but you typically are left with a sticky residue from the tape adhesive. This film collects dirt and causes your vinyl surface to look dingy and discolored. Luckily, you can safely remove the tape residue without causing any damage or harm to your vinyl.

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Remove tape residue from vinyl with white vinegar.

Step 1

Drench a paper towel in either rubbing alcohol or white vinegar. Both have properties that safely dissolve the tape residue without harming vinyl.

Step 2

Wipe the paper towel over the affected area of your vinyl surface.

Step 3

Repeat until all the tape residue is removed, and allow to air-dry.


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