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How to Remove Adhesive Substances from Plastic

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 by in Green Cleaning | 0 comments

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There is a rich variety of adhesive substances and removing them from plastic surfaces can be pretty tough. I guess that is why there is also a rich variety of cleaning products suitable for removal of adhesive substances. In this guide, you will learn how to remove any adhesive substance from a plastic surface and if you follow my instructions correctly, you will never have troubles with these cleaning procedures. Here are some of the top tips on how to remove adhesive substances from plastic.

According to cleaning experts in London, you will need the following things:

  • a commercial cleaning product that dissolves adhesive substance (rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, hand sanitizer, vodka)
  • cotton swabs
  • plastic wrap
  • tape soft cloths
  • rubber gloves (for protection)

Before You Start Cleaning

Like I said, there is a rich variety of cleaning products you can use but if you prolong their use you can damage the surface you’re trying to clean. Before you start the cleaning procedure, apply some of the cleaning solution on a spot that can be hardly noticed to see how it will react. If there is no damage or discoloration then you can proceed with the cleaning procedure.

The Cleaning Process

Put on the protective gloves if you have sensitive skin and begin the cleaning procedure. Moisten a cotton swab with cleaning solution of your choice and start working on the area affected by the adhesive substance. If the spot is too large then it would be best to moisten it using a paper towel. Moisten the towel and lay it down on the affected area. After that, cover it with plastic wrap and tape the edges. This will prevent the evaporation of the cleaning solution. Allow the cleaning solution to stay like this for several minutes. When enough time passes, lift one corner of the tape and remove the paper towel. The adhesive substance should be severely loosened up and you should be able to wipe it away quite easily.

When you’ve removed the adhesive substance successfully you can wash the surface with water and liquid soap. A home improvement company which provides first-class domestic cleaning in London suggests that if you are still having troubles removing the adhesive substance you should heat it up a little bit. In fact, the key to success to a lot of cleaning procedure is heat but people rarely know of this. Heat makes particles move faster therefore substances become softer and can be easily removed from surfaces. The same goes for adhesive substances. You don’t need to torch the affected area or something like that. Using the hair dryer for a minute for a minute can make a severe difference.

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