11+ Ways to Remove a Price Sticker from Your Wooden Skateboard?

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Skateboards often come with price stickers that can be difficult to remove.

These stickers are often printed on paper, plastic, or vinyl and can be stubborn to remove from your expensive skateboards.

Plus, if you are not careful, you can easily damage the delicate wood finish on your skateboard which can be hard to fix.

But worry not!

Removing the stickers from your wooden skateboards can become a very simple process with the use of either a household item such as white vinegar, or a product made specifically for removing stickers such as Goo Gone.

Here in this article, I will discuss a few tips and detailed steps to get that sticker off without ruining your sporting goods…

11 Ways to Remove Stickers from Skateboards

If you have a price sticker on your wooden skateboard, croquet, golf club, or baseball bat, not removing them can affect their resale value.

Besides that, it also looks ugly. And if left for long the glue can harden and be difficult to remove.

So, here are some effective ways that you can use to get rid of those paper stickers without damaging your skateboard.

Method 1: Use a Razor Blade

If the adhesive is not so strong, you can try to remove the sticker with a razor blade very easily.

Be very careful while using the blade as you can damage the wood.

How to do it:

  1. First, heat the blade with a lighter for a few seconds.
  2. Then hold the skateboard vertically and start scraping off the sticker from one side.
  3. Use a light hand and go slowly to remove the sticker until the entire sticker is removed successfully.

Method 2: Apply Heat with a Hair Dryer

If the adhesive is still not coming off, you can use a hair dryer to heat it up.

Again you will need to be very careful when using the hair dryer as too much heat can damage the finish on the wood.

How to do it:

  1. Start by first setting the hair dryer to the lowest heat setting.
  2. Then, hold the hair dryer about four inches away from the sticker and hold it there for about 30 seconds.
  3. After 30 seconds, check to see if the sticker is starting to peel away.
  4. If it is, then you can continue to hold the hair dryer in place and peel away the sticker.
  5. If the sticker is not coming off, try increasing the heat setting on the hair dryer and repeating the process. Or if you have a heat gun, you can use it as an alternative.
  6.  Once you have removed the sticker, use a clean cloth to wipe away any residue.

Method 3: Soak the Sticker in Vinegar

Getting stickers off the painted and varnished wood of your skateboards is also easy if you soak the sticker in vinegar.

This will loosen the adhesive and make it easier to scrape off.

How to do it:

  1. Pour some vinegar into a bowl and place the skateboard sticker side down in the vinegar.
  2. Let it soak for a few minutes before using a putty knife to scrape off the sticker.
  3. Wash the area with soap and water afterward to remove any vinegar residue.

Method 4: Boiling Water

If you don’t have vinegar on hand, you can also try using boiling water to remove the sticker.

The heat will loosen the adhesive and make it easier to scrape off.

How to do it:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and carefully pour it over the sticker.
  2. Let the old paper sticker soak for a few minutes before using a putty knife or your fingernails to scrape it off.
  3. Wash the area with soap and water afterward to remove any residue.

Method 5: Rubbing Alcohol

Another effective way to remove a sticker from your skateboard is to use some rubbing alcohol.

This will dissolve the adhesive and make it easier to scrape off.

How to do it:

  1. Pour some rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball or a rag.
  2.  Rub the alcohol over the sticker until it dissolves.
  3. Use a putty knife or your fingernails to scrape off the plastic or paper sticker.
  4. Wash the area with soap and water afterward to remove any residue.

Method 6: Pencil Eraser

Getting a sticker off finished wood is sometimes easy with just using a pencil eraser.

The rubber will grip the sticker and with some elbow grease, you can pull it off in one piece.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Place the eraser over the sticker and rub it back and forth.
  2. Keep going until you can feel the sticker started to lift off the wood.
  3. Slowly and carefully peel the sticker away from the wood.
  4. Use a putty knife, credit card, or your fingernails to remove any lingering adhesive.
  5. Wash the area with soap and water to remove any residue.

Method 7: Baking Soda & Coconut Oil

This method can be pretty useful if the stickers are on skateboards or wood furniture like tables or chairs.

To get the sticky paper off the wood, you can make a paste out of baking soda and coconut oil.

The goal here is to use the abrasiveness of the baking soda to break down the adhesive while the oil lubricates the surface to prevent damage.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Mix together equal parts baking soda and coconut oil to form a paste.
  2. Rub the paste onto the sticker with a rag or your fingers.
  3. Let it sit for a few minutes to loosen the adhesive.
  4. Use a putty knife or your fingernails to scrape off the paper sticker.
  5. To remove any residue, wash the region with soap and water after it has been cleaned.

Method 8: WD-40 Spray

If you have a WD-40 can in your house or garage, then this method is for you.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Just grab the can and spray the sticker with it.
  2. After a few minutes, take a putty knife and start scraping off the vinyl sticker.
  3. If it’s still not coming off, repeat the process.

If you don’t have WD-40, you can use any other kind of petroleum-based solvent or even petroleum jelly. Just make sure to test it on a small area first to see if it damages the finish.

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Method 9: Washing Soda

This is another common household item that can help you remove price stickers from your skateboard.

Washing soda is a strong alkaline substance that can break down the adhesive on the sticker and will make the process very easy.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, wet the sticker with warm water.
  2. Then, apply washing soda to the sticker and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. After that, scrape off the sticker with an old credit card or putty knife.
  4. If it’s still not coming off, repeat the process.

Method 10: Goo Gone

Commercial glue removers such as Goo Gone, Goof Off, or 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner are all great for removing price stickers from your roller skates, hoverboard, or longboards.

If these specific products aren’t available in your locals or online store, you can use any other cleaning products that contain citrus oil. 

Here’s how to use these commercial glue remover products:

  1. Saturate a cotton ball or paper towel with your chosen product.
  2. Rub the sticker until it lifts off of the board.
  3. Wipe away any residual adhesive with a clean cloth.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 as necessary.

Method 11: Nail Polish Remover

Acetone in the nail polish removers is a great chemical to remove stubborn paper stickers and labels from your skateboard because it will dissolve the adhesive.

Just make sure to use one that contains 100% acetone.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Pour some nail polish remover into a small glass bowl.
  2. Dip a cotton ball into the acetone and apply it to the sticker.
  3. Let it sit for a few minutes to dissolve the adhesive.
  4. Use your fingernails to scrape the plastic sticker off the board.
  5. If there’s any residue left, wash it away with soap and water.

If you don’t have a nail polish remover, you can also try using some paint thinner in a similar way – if that’s what is available in your storehouse.

Warning: These chemical-based products can be strong on the paint finish on the wood.

So, don’t use them on the painted surface. If you still need to, it’s better to test it in an inconspicuous place first so that you do not remove the underlying paint.

Bonus tips:

Besides the above methods, there are kitchen staples such as Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise that can effectively take the stickers off the boards and other belongings.

You just need to smear a good amount of either one of them over the sticker and let it sit for about thirty to forty minutes.

After that, wipe off the sandwich spread with a paper towel dipped in warm water.

Next, use a putty knife to peel off the sticker. If there’s any residue left, wash the area with soap and water.

Final Thoughts

No matter whether it’s furniture stickers, sticky stickers on hardwood floors, or a sticker on your newly bought skateboard, removing them is not a Herculean task.

With the right supplies and little elbow grease, you can do it in no time. 

So, the next time you see a price tag or any other sticker on your belongings, don’t hesitate to try out any of the methods mentioned above.

I am sure one of them will surely work like magic and get the job done quickly!

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