View Full Version : How do you remove old masking tape?

04-09-2003, 02:37 PM
I hate to admit it but I've ruined a few boxes/labels in my time just because I couldn't stand seeing the tape there!

Really old masking tape seems to be the worst culprit. It is very brittle and even if you can remove some of it, it leaves a sticky mess behind!

How do you folks go about removing the tape without ruining what it was covering.

Oh, and just wanted to say I really like the restoration area and hope it stays!


04-09-2003, 02:51 PM
Soak it with Goo Gone for a while, then gently peel. Pray a bit too, it couldn't hurt.

If it's taped to a paper label or something it's even dicier.

04-15-2003, 02:48 PM
Where can Goo Gone be found?

04-15-2003, 09:16 PM
Try looking in the hardware section of just about any stores (Meijer, Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc.) If the store sells a paint thinner (or mineral spiritz for the anals), they probably have Goo Gone somewhere.

04-15-2003, 09:20 PM
This is what you're looking for. It can be found at most hardware and general merchandise stores. Great stuff: