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Oopsy, Look What I Did

Feb 19, 2011   //   by Melissa Coon   //   Blog, How To  //  No Comments

This ever happen to you? I accidentally washed a piece of material that had spray glue on it – oopsy! Now it’s stuck to the inside of our dryer. Read on to find out how I beat that sticky mess into submission.


Here’s a closeup of the glue covering the inside drum.


I gathered up a few trusty supplies: Goo Gone, an abrasive sponge and old cloth. Goo Gone removes grease, gum, stickers, crayon, tape and other sticky gooey stuff.  If you have little ones this comes in handy more often than not.  It’s safe and non-toxic.

Spray the Goo Gone and allow it to penetrate the stain for a minute or more.

Scrub gently with a sponge and whip excess glue off with a cloth.

Goo Gone is greasy, so try to avoid getting on your clothes.  Cut the grease with  Windex I used it on the inside of the dryer then washed with warm soap and water.

Goo is Gone! Phew! I guess that means I’m out of the dog house. At least for now anyway :)

We also tried Goo Gone on Sophia’s kids table covered with stickers. Shame on us for not paying attention! Only takes a second with kids. First, we applied Goo Gone and allowed it to set for several minutes.

Use a putty knife to remove stickers from wood surfaces or razor scrapper for glass, tile, metal and some counter tops. We used a small wood chisel because we couldn’t locate our putty knife.  We are not recommending this. Go with the grain of the wood and carefully lift the stickers off.

Bye, Bye stickers.

This isn’t a perfect job – some of the paint came off, but the stickers have been stuck to that table for years. We have plans to paint that table soon, so we’re ok with the turnout.

Has this ever happened to you?  Maybe it was gum, paint or melted crayons on  your clothes or elsewhere. If you’d like to share your tips, we’d love hear about them. Email us or comment below.

Thanks for reading.

Melissa, Jason and Sophia

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