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Sticky situation (removing bathtub stickers)


Dear Heloise: I read your column every day in the Ventura County ( Calif.) Star. When we moved into our home 23 years ago, we placed "stickers" in the bathtub to prevent slips. How do we remove them now?

Sharon S., Thousand Oaks, Calif.


Dear Sharon:
Start by using a hair dryer, on high heat, to warm and soften the adhesive. If this doesn't work, start peeling up a corner of the sticker. Then spray some prewash or lubricating oil underneath and let sit for an hour or more. Using a plastic tool, like a spatula, start scraping as you pull up the sticker. Most of the sticker should come off.
If there is glue residue remaining, sprinkle cornmeal over it when dry. Using a nylon scrubber, carefully scrub the glue until it comes off. Of course, depending on how long the stickers were in the tub, you may need time to get it all off.

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