Adhesive removers are solvents formulated to dissolve and remove sticky messes such as adhesives, graffiti and gum from a variety of surfaces including glass, wood, tiles and metal. They help to loosen or dissolve stubborn residues and substances that are not water soluble, although any residue from the adhesive removers themselves can be wiped away with water. For example, gum removers can remove substances such as chewing gum, can-wax and other sticky substances from wood, plastic, carpets, upholstery and vinyl.
We offer adhesive removers in various types including aerosols, bottles, cans and pens ideal for removing sticky problems around your home and work. Most adhesive removers are designed for certain jobs so one type might be more suitable for your requirements.
How do adhesive removers work?
Some products, such as types of gum removers, work by freezing the offending material, making it brittle enough to be easily removed or broken off with a scraper or knife, leaving no residue. Adhesive removers work by soaking into the adhesive for a few minutes, breaking down the substance and transforming it into a liquid or paste. Once the adhesive has softened in this way, it can usually be removed with a scraping tool or even a wet cloth.
Adhesive, graffiti and gum removers are usually low-odour (some may have a fresh citrus fragrance) and water washable, with most available in liquid or paste form. Paste products are ideal for vertical surfaces to avoid drips and product run.
What are adhesive, graffiti and gum removers used for?
These removers are used to aid the removal of stubborn sticky substances with ease. They can remove glue residue and sticky residues which have been left from peeled stickers and labels. These removers are also idea for removing graffiti which negatively impacts the visual appearance of the surface and cannot be removed by water. They can be used on many surfaces to tackle stubborn substances and are commonly used on painted areas such as:
- School lockers
- Public bathrooms
- Vending machines
- Garage doors
How safe are adhesive removers to use?
If you follow the instructions, do a spot test first and use them in a ventilated room, they are usually safe to use. Not all adhesive removers are designed to be used on skin as they can cause irritation. There are some removers that contain mostly natural ingredients and are safe for the skin.