If a recent celebration in your Vaughan home is visible in the form of sellotape residue on the windows, then you may be in a spot of bother. Most people do not know that sellotape or duct tape residue is a lot more difficult to remove than they’d imagine.

What’s worse is that the longer the tape stays on the window, the more difficult it becomes to get rid of it.

You may have heard about household staples that miraculously removes the adhesive.

But the adhesive is a magnet for dirt too. And once you get started, you will probably have to scrub and clean the entire window.

Barely cleaning with a cloth and window may not suffice and you will need a scraper to completely remove the sellotape marks. If you do not use the right scraper, then you may end up scratching the window.

It’s always easier and recommended to hire window cleaners in Vaughan who will get the job done in a jiffy. They use professional grade equipment and you will have the windows looking as good as new in minutes.

But, if you have decided that you are up to the task yourself, then here’s our small guide to help you get going.

The equipment

You will need some basic equipment to get started with the task and remove the sellotape marks completely from the glass.

  1. Bucket
  2. Window Cleaning Solution
  3. Painters Tape
  4. Cardboard
  5. Scrapper/Razor Blade/ Knife
  6. Vegetable Oil or WD-40
  7. Tissues
  8. Squeegee
  9. Microfiber cloth
Once you have the equipment ready, it’s time to get started.

  1. Wipe the area: There will be dirt on the tape and in the areas surrounding it. So start off by wiping the area clean.
  2. Protect the surrounding: Cover the surrounding area with painters tape or you can use cardboard and paper towels. If it’s a movable sheet of glass, then you can remove it and place it in the sink while you clean it.
  3. Apply Vegetable Oil or WD­­-40: You can either pour the WD-40 directly on the glass or use a paper towel to apply it on the tape. Either ways, ensure that you saturate the tape with the solution. Now let it rest and allow the solution to penetrate.
  4. Use the scraper/Razor Blade: Use the razor blade or scraper to bring up the edges of the tape. Work slowly and carefully at this stage to prevent the glass from getting damaged.
  5. Clean the area: Once the tape is removed completely, clean the area to remove excess oil and wipe it with soapy water. This will remove any dirt or grease. You can also use de-greasing solutions if the grease is stubborn.
  6. Dry the area: Check to see if any residue of the glue is remaining on the glass. Else, dry it with paper towels.

If you wish to use household products, then you may create a mixture of 1/3 vinegar, 1/3 lemon juice and 1/3 water. However, this solution may not work in some cases.

Removing sellotape marks is an extremely time consuming task. More the amount of tape on the glass, more time it will take to remove it. If you are on the fence about hiring a professional window cleaning company in Vaughan, think about the time and effort it will save you.

Also, there is no risk of damaging the glass on your windows.