The Brilliant Hack That'll Remove Stickers From Your Glass Decor Items

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Few decor elements can match the elegance and refinement of glass vases, lamps, cloches, upcycled glass jars, and other showpieces. These items help elevate your home's look and are incredibly simple to incorporate with your design scheme. However, it can be frustrating to scratch and peel off stubborn product labels, price tags, or other stickers from their surfaces due to the strength of the adhesive. Also, sticky label remnants won't only detract from the look of the decor piece in question but also attract dirt and dust. Thankfully, you can remove sticky labels from your glass decor items with nail polish remover.

While paper-based labels usually give way under a steady stream of water, but water-proof stickers—boasting a metallic, textured, or glossy finish—involve a lot of peeling and scratching. But you can give your overworked nails and sore arm a much-needed break with this brilliant hack and capitalize on the nail polish remover's acetone content to get rid of sticker residue and the label. In case you don't have one at home, you can buy a 6.76 Fl Oz (200 ml) bottle of Cutex Care nail polish remover for $2 from Amazon.

How to use acetone nail polish remover

Begin by wearing protective gloves to protect your hands (and manicure!) from the nail polish remover. Next, grab a paper towel (or microfiber cloth) and pour a generous amount of remover to soak it. Once done, place it on top of the sticky label and let it work its magic. Since this acetone solution evaporates fairly quickly, envelope the paper towel with a thin layer of plastic wrap and leave it undisturbed for 10 to 20 minutes.

Once the time is up, remove the plastic wrap and paper towel before arming yourself with a plastic scraper (an old cloth and plastic card work, too) to remove the sticker and its leftover adhesive gently. In case there's some glue or sticker left behind, pour some nail polish remover on another paper towel and rub it in circular motions to get rid of the dregs. After you're done, don't forget to wash the glass decor item with mild soap and warm water. Finally, dry the decor item before placing it in your home.