How to Remove Double-Sided Tape from Glass

Written by michael davidson
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How to Remove Double-Sided Tape from Glass
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Double-sided tape can be very handy to have around the house since it provides a quick way to hang things and secure them without the need to punch holes on your walls. However, one problem with double-sided tape is that it is difficult to remove. Even once the tape itself is pulled off, there is frequently a residue left over. Removing double-sided tape from glass is a little easier since you don't have to worry about paint damage and it can be done quickly.

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Things you need

  • Razor blade
  • WD-40 or lighter fluid
  • Rag
  • Water
  • Glass cleaner

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  1. 1

    Pull as much of the tape off of the glass as you can with your fingers. Double-sided tape frequently breaks off in pieces instead of peeling in a smooth strip.

  2. 2

    Use a scraper or a razor blade carefully to scrape off any remaining tape you can't pull off. Use care not to scratch the glass.

  3. 3

    Apply a small amount of WD-40 or lighter fluid onto the remaining tape residue and scrub at it with a rag to remove the remaining stickiness.

  4. 4

    Rinse the glass with water and then clean it with glass cleaner or vinegar to remove the WD-40 or lighter fluid.

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