How to Remove Goo Gone From Walls

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 clean white cloths

  • Goo Gone

  • Mild dish soap

  • Towel

  • All-purpose cleaner


If you are cleaning Goo Gone from a bathroom or kitchen wall that has been painted with a glossy paint, you can use an all-purpose cleaner to remove the Goo Gone residue. Test the all-purpose cleaner in an inconspicuous area first to ensure that the cleaner has no adverse effects on the paint.


Always test Goo Gone on an inconspicuous part of your wall before applying it to the mess. While the product is approved for hard surfaces, it may damage the paint on the wall.

Using Goo Gone is a fast and effective way to remove tape, crayon, stickers, makeup, wax, grease and other sticky messes. While the residue left over from this product is strong-smelling and greasy, it can be cleaned up fairly easily with just soap and water. There is no need to use harsh and potentially damaging chemicals.


Step 1

Soak up excess Goo Gone immediately with a white cloth. This prevents the product from dripping down the wall and spreading the mess.

Step 2

Wash the Goo Gone off the walls as soon as you can to avoid leaving a greasy stain.

Step 3

Use a clean white cloth to wipe up the sticky mess and absorb as much of the Goo Gone as possible.

Step 4

Using a clean white cloth, wipe the wall down with a mild dish soap and water. Wipe gently, rather than scrubbing, to avoid scraping any paint off of the walls.


Step 5

Blot the wet wall with a towel and wait for the area to dry thoroughly before repeating the process. Soaking the wall with soap and water can soften the paint and ruin the paint job. If there is still Goo Gone residue on the wall once it has dried, wipe again with the soap and water mixture.



Laura Dos Santos

Laura Dos Santos is a marketing manager, culture blogger and social-media maven. Living in Orlando, Fla. since 2004, she has written for a variety of publications and blogs on topics ranging from health and beauty to business.