Removing Sticker Residue From Leather

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Things You'll Need

  • Butter knife or credit card

  • Cotton balls

  • Baby oil

  • White vinegar

  • Cloths

Stickers often leave behind a tacky residue when they are removed, much like a bandage leaves adhesive on your skin. The method you should use for removing sticker residue depends on the surface. Adhesive can be removed from leather with ordinary household items.

Step 1

Scrape off sticker residue by using gentle, short strokes with a butter knife or the edge of a credit card.

Step 2

Moisten a cotton ball with a few drops of baby oil.

Step 3

Rub the residue with the cotton ball, using small, circular motions. Continue this until you have loosened the adhesive residue.

Step 4

Wipe the area with a cloth moistened with white vinegar. This will remove the baby oil and tape residue.

Step 5

Dry the area with a soft, lint-free cloth.

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Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.