Removing gafa tape adhesive from painted wooden frame &


Postby Steve K » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:17 pm

Hello

After removing gafa (gaffa? gaffer?) tape from the painted wooden frame around the hatch from my kitchen to sitting room (serving hatch - I sealed it up for soundproofing purposes) a large amount of the adhesive from the tape has stayed stuck on to the paintwork. It is also on some of the tiles wall around the hatch.

I need to remove this adhesive without damaging the paint or anything else.

Can anyone tell me what I should use to remove it please? I've tried scraping it off but it doesn't remove it and could damage the paint. I would guess some kind of solvent will do it but don't know what - white spirit perhaps?

Thanks.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:04 pm

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"white spirit perhaps" YES but it may need soaking for some while.
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Postby Steve K » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:46 pm

White spirit gently rubbed in with a pan scourer did the job surprisingly easy.

Thanks for the advice.
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Postby PaulWhite » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:11 am

Good to know! I was going to say nail polish remover (not mine I hasten to add!) acetate seems to get most stuff off!
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Postby Steve K » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:20 pm

Thanks anyway Paul. A useful suggestion for the future - white spirit is a bit messy (oily) and stinks! :)
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:20 pm

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Don't use nail polish remover - it will strip the paint!
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