How to Get Very Sticky Shelf Paper Away Cabinets

Shelf paper provides a protective and decorative element for cabinet shelves. Its adhesive backing was made to stick so well that there’s no uncertainty of it dropping its stickiness over time, or of corners curling and peeling up prematurely. Due to this, the shelf newspaper could be somewhat difficult to remove when it comes time to redecorate or revamp these cabinets. Warmth, in the kind of water or atmosphere, helps loosen a stubborn adhesive’s grip on the shelf.

Fill a spray bottle with hot tap water. Spray the water over one area of this shelf liner, focusing on a front corner that’s easiest to achieve. Permit the water to sit down for a moment or 2.

Slide the blade of a utility knife or craft knife below the corner of their shelf paper till you are able to hold the substance between your fingers. If the corner won’t appear, slice through the material and pry it up close to the corner with the knife blade.

Grip the shelf newspaper with one hand, pulling the newspaper upward and back over itself to peel it off. Spray water in which the paper meets the shelf to loosen the adhesive as you pull the newspaper, ongoing until the shelf paper comes off.

Wipe the top surface of the shelf newspaper dry with paper towels if it becomes stuck somewhere during the peeling process. Hold a hair dryer set to a warm putting a foot or so away from the shelf newspaper, heating the places nevertheless stuck to the cabinet as you pull in the shelf newspaper with your free hand. Move the hair dryer as you work to prevent melting the vinyl in 1 spot. If the adhesive still has a strong grip on portions of the cabinet, jam a putty knife between the newspaper along with the cabinet surface to loosen the bond. Keep on heating and pulling until the paper comes from the shelf.

Put some vegetable oil to a paper towel or rag. Rub the oil over the sticky residue left behind on the shelf, and let it sit for several minutes. Scrape the residue away with a putty knife or scrub brush. Wipe the oil off with dry paper towels, then clean the cabinet surface with a damp sponge.

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