Ah, the joys of having children. So, yesterday, Bella and her four year old cousin decided to decorate with double sided foam tape. Should have been tipped off when the two of them disappeared upstairs and there was no noise coming from Bella’s room for quite some time. Then, they came bounding downstairs, laughing hysterically. They had “dressed up” as foam tape robots. It was so cute:
The less adorable part was that they also decided to decorate all of Bella’s room with this stuff. Have you ever worked with this adhesive? It’s a royal pain in the tuches to get off your things.
I’ll spare you the boring pictures of tape on all the furniture…Anyhoo, I was faced with a challenge and used it as an opportunity to test a variety of products. *GOOD NEWS ALERT* I am here to tell you that this gook does indeed come off. Plus, it doesn’t require any special products, just a ton of patience and some elbow grease.
I tried Goof Off, Goo Gone, LiquaGel and Krud Kutter. You don’t need any of these. I found that the most effective method was:
1) Squezze a good amount of dish soap to cover the bottom of a bowl. Splash a bit of white vinegar. Add hot water until the mixture is nice and sudsy.
2) Using a terrycloth towel that has some texture, rub the hot suds onto the tape until it starts to come up, like so:
3) Keep rubbing until the foam and adhesive backing all come off. It takes time, but it comes off completely and the door/wall/floor/furniture will look as good as new.
What kind of mischief has your kid been up to lately?