Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How to remove labels from a jar

I know if you look all over the Internet there's this and that, use this soak this, use lighter fluid.. etc.. all great but since i can only speak about what i used i thought i share.

what you will need

Tea kettle

wooden clothes pin


rubbing alcohol if needed

here is what i did. I took the water and filled up the tea kettle and let it boil. Once it was boiling it was time to work. you know that little hole that the steam comes out that is going to be your tool to help take it off.

Warning: please be careful water is very hot and can burn

take the clothes pin grab the end of the label and allow a burst of stem to hit the label to and start pulling gently. The stem will loosen the glue and allow the labels to come off easily. and there you of the label is off. but if for some odd reason the glue is still on there.. use the edge of the clip and push it off ( if that make since) . but if you take it slow you will have very little or no glue left on the jar.

I Had to do this on plastic jars with the product still in it so i wanted to make sure that it was kept safe, clean and didn't compromise the integrity of the product.

hope this help you. if there is any questions feel free and ask.