How to Remove Sticker Residue Off Glass, Plastic & Hard Surfaces

Labels, stickers and tape can leave a sticky residue behind on plastic, glass and other surfaces that’s hard to remove. Learn how to get sticker residue off using Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.

When you leave tape or a sticker on a hard, nonporous surface for too long, residue from the adhesive can be left behind when the tape is removed. Whether it’s on plastic or glass, or other hard, nonporous surfaces like sealed granite, glazed ceramic tile or stainless steel, it can be hard to clean away the residue.

Fortunately, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes come preloaded with a bleach-free cleaning solution to help loosen the adhesive so you can remove it from the surface. The textured non-woven wipe material is strong enough for scrubbing when it’s needed. Read on to learn how to wipe away sticker residue.

What you need

Steps to remove sticker residue

  1. Wipe surface

    Pull a disinfecting wipe from the canister and wipe the sticker residue, squeezing cleaning solution from the wipe to saturate the sticker residue.

  2. Continue wiping

    Keep scrubbing at the sticker residue, adding more cleaning solution and letting it stand for a few minutes.

  3. Let air dry

    Once the residue has been removed, let the surface air dry.


    Food-contact surfaces require a fresh water rinse.

Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes1 can be a great solution for hard-non-porous surfaces, but what about clothing? Learn How to Remove Sticker Residue from Clothes.