Updated October 17, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Adhesive Removers

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Few things are more annoying than the residue that labels often leave behind. Whether it's on the lenses of your new pair of sunglasses, a delicate crystal vase, or the back of your cell phone, the sticky stuff is never welcome. Thankfully, our selection of adhesive removers can handle the dirty work for you. All you have to do is take your pick and banish that goo from your life forever. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best adhesive remover on Amazon.

10. Goo Gone On The Go Pen

9. Elmer's Sticky Out

8. GoopAway 100% Natural

7. Smith & Nephew Uni-Solve

6. 3M Auto Advanced

5. Goof Off

4. Coloplast Brava Spray

3. Sensi-Care Sting-Free

2. Duck Brand Remover

1. Goo Gone Pro-Power

Special Honors

Sentinel Formula 717 Although Sentinel Formula 717 is likely to be overkill in most household situations, it's a strong choice for construction workers who need to remove mastic residue. It comes in a big 5-gallon pail, so there should be plenty to get the job done, especially since it's a powerful gel. senpro.com

Editor's Notes

October 09, 2019:

We've kept a selection of options designed for use on varying surfaces and in different scenarios, so there should be something to help you whether you need to remove adhesive from the new, expensive drinking glasses you just bought or the bumper of an old car. Taking top spots are two options from names you'll probably expect, Goo Gone and Duck Brand. They are relied upon for a reason: they work. We decided to add one highly eco-friendly choice, too, GoopAway 100% Natural. It might require a little more soaking time than the competition, but if you have extremely curious kids or pets in the house, it could put your mind at ease (although you should still endeavor to keep it out of reach of young hands). And, finally, for medical applications, we've kept Sensi-Care Sting-Free and Coloplast Brava Spray. They both work well, but the former seems to last a bit longer.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on October 17, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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