Goo Gone is a miracle worker when it comes to removing sticky messes, makeup, wax, gum and even carpet stains. Once the stain or sticky mess is removed, however, the Goo Gone leaves behind a greasy residue that creates a mess of its own. The aftermath that Goo Gone leaves in its tracks can make it unappealing to use for your sticky messes. Consider a few no-fail ways to clean up the greasy residue that this miracle-working product presents.

Step 1

Blot the Goo Gone off the surface. Absorbing all extra Goo Gone from a surface--whether it's cloth or a hard surface--will make cleanup significantly easier. It's best to use a thick white cloth. A paper towel is not absorbent enough; you're likely to end up with a mess of Goo Gone on your hands. A white cloth ensures you won't leave residue from the cloth on the surface you are cleaning.

Step 2

Soak a white cloth in a mild laundry detergent, and spread generously on the effected area. This approach is best for soft surfaces. Once you have generously applied the detergent mix, use a clean cloth dipped in water to rinse the area. To avoid leaving residue from the detergent mixture, rinse thoroughly. If you are cleaning any sort of cloth, you can't tell if you have lifted all the residue until the area is completely dry. If you find residue after the area has dried, repeat this step.

Step 3

All-purpose cleaner is the easiest way to remove Goo Gone residue from a hard surface. Use a generous amount of all-purpose cleaner on the effected area. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth. Dry the surface thoroughly with a paper towel. If your surface isn't clean, the paper towel will show signs of residue, and you should repeat this process.