Thanks, I've got some of that, I'll give it a tryIf they are plastic labels, warm bottle, peel them off and clean sticky residue with label remover, clean, soak, rinse, store.
I remove paper labels by soaking in Percarbonate Solution for a couple of days and the labels just fall off, clean, rinse,store.
I found scratching the label up a little with an old knife breaks the surface of the label (Paper labels) and then a soak in hot water for an hour helps the label peel off more easily. You will always get some stubborn labels that require a bit more graft to get them off. I tend to use the same old knife and some elbow grease to physically scratch these stubborn full of partial labels off. The sticky residue that is often left behind will come off with a scourer and a little squirt of WD40. The WD40 dissolves the glue and gets it off. Obviously the cleaning and sanitising process will get rid of the WD40. Just remember, you don't need much WD40 at all. Hope this helps.Hi,
like many of you I like to recycle bottles donated from friends, but despite soaking for a week some labels aren’t even softened!
ideas please on how to remove them would be appreciated, thanks.
veg oil mixed with bicarb of soda 'plastered' onto bottle will soften the glue (once label is off) and a wire scraper will get the residue off.