I had a creative moment that has totally paid off that I am so excited to share.
Something that we all have in common is, we buy things. These things usually have price tags, labels or stickers on them. Only 1/100 times can we say, “Thank you Mr. Manufacturer for not using the cheap stickers that leave a grimy film that lasts for the life of the product.”. For the other 99 times, we now have this DIY tidbit.
Here is how this tip was born.
Last week I bought a bunch of MaraNatha Almond Butter when I found them on sale. The glass jars are perfect size for many things, including using them for making DIY drinking glasses with Lids.
As I was taking off the label of my first one down, my enthusiasm for making a set of drinking glasses with lids began to fade quickly. MaraNatha uses a ton of adhesive for the labels.
As I started scratching away, using my fingernails to scrape until they hurt. I had a flashback to when I was 15. Flashing Back: We moved into a new house with awful wallpaper. My mom said that I could paint my room whatever color I wanted if I peeled off the wallpaper myself. Little did I know what a pain in the butt it is! For days, I scraped and scraped, thanking the heavens for the wallpaper stripper DIF GEL spray that got me my plum colored walls.
It finally clicked. This is the same concept, so I tried it!
I went and got some Rustoleum DIF GEL (non-toxic) and followed the instructions as if my nasty adhesive stripes were that hideous wallpaper from long ago.
I sprayed it on and let it set for 15 minutes. Then, got out the butter knife.
I put the jar in a disposable grocery sac to catch the overspray and contain the mess, and in moments all that resilient adhesive was gone! Make sure to rinse well then wash with soap and water.
MaraNatha drinking glass set, you will be mine.
So, my point is, DIF GEL IS SOMETHING TO HAVE ON HAND for those sticky situation
Do you have any favorite ways to get that gunk off?