Safely Removing Stickers from Glass

From restaurants to retail stores, storefront glass is a great way to feature products and motivate potential customers to come inside. Many storefronts use sticker logos for promotional purposes, but all stickers need to be replaced eventually. Even with sharp fingernails, it can be difficult to peel stubborn stickers off a storefront glass window. Today, Springfield Glass Company shares tips on how to efficiently remove stickers from glass.

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Use Soap and Hot Water

One method is to use soap and hot water to break down the stickers’ adhesive material. To begin, fill a large bucket with either hand or dishwashing soap, and hot water. Next, soak a sponge in the hot, soapy water and cover the glass with it for about 10 minutes. Then remove the stickers with your fingernail tips. The stickers should come off after the adhesive has been diluted. However, if soap and hot water doesn’t do the trick, there are some other things you can do. 

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Use Glass Cleaner

This method is great for removing vinyl lettering from a glass surface. Many stores, for example, display vinyl lettering on their glass door or windows with their company name, logo, and business hours. Whether the store is relocating or it’s time for a fresh, new look, there are a few tools you can use to safely remove the letters. First, gather glass cleaner, paper towels and goo gone (or another adhesive remover).

Next, spray glass cleaner on the surface to diffuse the adhesive on the back of the letters. Then, take your paper towels and apply a bit of pressure to the surface. The letters should clear away fairly easily. Once you remove the lettering, wipe down the surface with glass cleaner (Windex is ideal). If the letters leave a trace of adhesive in some spots, put goo gone on your rag and apply it to the glass. Lastly, wipe off the goo gone with a little more glass cleaner.

Springfield Glass Company Quick Tip: If you have a can of WD-40, you can coat the stickers with it to help dissolve the adhesive. To protect your skin, wear a plastic glove before cleaning off the lubricant.      

Springfield Glass Company: Professional, Experienced, Skilled

Do you need new panels for your storefront glass? Is your storefront glass damaged from age? If so, Springfield Glass Company can deliver the perfect solution. Since 1985, our team of professionals has served the greater Springfield area with expert glass repair and installation services. Contact us online or by phone at (417) 883-6555 to learn more.

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