Perhaps you have had the experience of buying a new laptop, opening it up and seeing a variety of stickers that show the specifications of the computer, the brand and other general information.
This is not only irritating as it detracts from the elegance of the laptop, but over time these stickers will peel off, leaving sticky residue on the surface.
Nobody likes to put their hands on sticky surfaces, am I right?
If the seal is part of a warranty, you may not want to remove it, but if it is a sticker that was placed on the device for no reason, you should be able to discard it.
On the other hand, you may find that the previous owner of a used or refurbished laptop left some “cool” stickers on the laptop that you will want to remove.
Stickers are simple to apply, but difficult to remove.
Usually, people begin rubbing the stickers off with their nails, and they are able to remove the sticker itself, but not the sticky residue that remains.
The following article is intended to demonstrate some methods that can help you to completely eliminate them.
Take your time when cleaning the stickers, instead of trying to remove them quickly.
By using these methods, you will not damage the surface of your laptop or leave leftover sticker pieces that will make it look even worse than before.
How to remove stickers from any laptop using these tips & methods
Make sure you have unplugged and turned off your laptop before trying any of these methods, especially if you plan to use alcohol or liquid to remove the sticker.
The first method of removing stickers is as follows:
Most of this method entails peeling off the sticker and removing any residue left behind. Please proceed to the next method if you have already used this method.
Peel off the sticker in the first step
You may be able to remove the sticker pretty easily if it is a relatively new laptop.
Using a razor blade to carefully remove the adhesive might be a good solution, but I would not risk it if you are uncomfortable with the idea of scratching your laptop.
You might be better off using a men’s or women’s razor, a credit card or a specific sticker removal tool.
According to Apple, you should only use non-abrasive tools and materials to remove stickers.
Second step: Prepare an Adhesive Cleaner tube and a lint-free cloth or rag
Your job is not yet completed once you have removed the stickers. You will also have to clean your laptop by removing the residue,
The first thing you should do is grab a bottle of an adhesive cleaner (We recommend Goo Gone) and apply it with a microfiber cloth. You may also need to use rubbing alcohol, although that does not always work.
Start wiping the area where the sticker was removed with the lint-free cloth slightly dampened with Goo Gone.
It may take a few minutes for the Cleaner to do its job, so please wait for approximately 5-10 minutes.
In case you do not have an adhesive remover at home, you can get one by clicking the following link:
Clean the surface of the laptop with a damp cloth in step 3
Next, grab a damp cloth and remove the Adhesive Cleaner and any sticky residue remaining on your computer. Avoid touching the keyboard at all times.
It may be necessary to repeat Step 2 and Step 3 as long as the sticker residue is not completely removed from your laptop.
In the event that the sticker does not slip off without leaving a sticky residue, grab a paper towel and remove the excess Goo Gone with it. Then repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire laptop is clean and sticker residue-free.
Using a heat gun or a hairdryer is required for this method, so please take care while using it. You should be careful handling both of these substances if they are not handled properly/carefully.
The first step involves:
Heat the stickers with a heat gun or hair dryer by blowing warm air on them for about 1-2 minutes. Please be careful not to hold the machine too close to the laptop or to your hands.
Keep the distance between your hairdryer and laptop at least 4 inches.
After blowing warm air over it for one or two minutes, you should be able to remove the sticker. Be aware that the sticker will be very hot and should be removed using a cloth or clipper.
This is the second step:
Adhesive Removal should be sprayed on a lint-free cloth and applied to the surface where the sticker was located.
Using the cloth, you should be able to remove the sticker without leaving any residue.
The third step is to:
If there is any remaining sticker residue on your laptop, it is advisable to clean the area gently with diluted vinegar or rubbing alcohol.
Next, wipe the area thoroughly with a dry paper towel.
Here are some tips for removing sticker residue:
If you have already removed your stickers and are looking for a method to remove the residue on your laptop, the following tools/products may help:
- WD-40: I am sure you are aware of what WD-40 is. WD-40 is a product that was gifted to us by God. This can be used to remove or lubricate anything, and it can also be used to remove glue residue.
- You can loosen adhesives by using oil-based substances (olive oil, vegetable oil, tea tree oil, margarine, butter, lotion, baby oil, etc.).
- This will also remove nail polish.
- A small amount of rubbing alcohol (be careful not to spill it on your keyboard) will also remove nail polish.
- Use vinegar instead.
- You can also remove adhesive using Goo Gone.
- Dry your hair
- thoroughly using water, but keep in mind that it does not always work.
- Using a pencil eraser
Please refer to any of the methods above and skip the sticker removal section if you are looking for actual steps for removing the residue.
This guide should assist you in removing stickers from your laptop. Care must be taken when using these tools and chemicals.
Best of luck!