How to remove adhesive from a refrigerator

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How to remove adhesive from a refrigerator
Use oil to remove adhesive and make your refrigerator spotless. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Peeling stickers off your refrigerator can leave behind a sticky adhesive that seems impervious to removal efforts. It isn't. You simply need a solvent to loosen the adhesive so it can be wiped off, yet not something so strong that it mars or discolours your refrigerator's finish. Try baby oil or mineral oil to get those little gobs of adhesive off the appliance. These types of oil are safe to use and in many cases will quickly dissolve the sticky stuff.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Baby or mineral oil
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic scrubber

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pour 1 tbsp mineral or baby oil onto a folded paper towel.

  2. 2

    Wipe the oil over the adhesive stuck to your refrigerator. Let the oil soak into the adhesive for a few minutes to loosen it.

  3. 3

    Lift the adhesive with a plastic scrubber.

  4. 4

    Wipe the surface of the refrigerator with a clean paper towel dampened with water.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid harsh solvents such as nail-polish remover, which can damage your refrigerator's finish.

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