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« on: September 28, 2003 09:00:19 AM »

My wife spray-painted a chalkboard in the kitchen not too long ago.  We write up shopping lists, notes to each other, telephone messages, etc.

But, it has no border.  The idea of a picture frame got shot down pretty quickly when it was pointed out that the fridge (right next to the chalkboard, it's a small kitchen) wouldn't be able to slide out if we needed to work on the water line again.

So, I've been mulling it over for a long time.  We currently have a chili pepper theme in the kitchen, as we're both fans of the spicy hot stuff, and both like our Tabasco sauces.

I thought we could remove the logo labels from the hot sauces and apply the nifty little diamond-like squares to the corners, irregular sizes, and she suggested maybe salvaging the green neck-label to connect the corners.

But, does anyone know the best method of completely removing these labels?  We have two right now with which to experiment.  We have one in the freezer, as our first idea, but we're really not sure.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2003 09:38:28 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2003 11:04:02 AM »

I remove labels and price tags with the "hot" method.  I hold a hot hair dryer to the label for a while until the glue gets gummy, then I slowly peel it off.


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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2003 11:36:43 AM »

I've removed labels the same way beeosh described and never really had any problems.
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2003 03:07:09 PM »

Really?  The water doesn't damage the labels?
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2006 01:02:19 AM »

maybe try just steaming them the way you would veggies. I haven't tried but When I was a kid i would remove stamps from envelopes by holding them over a pot of boiling water.

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2006 02:42:06 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2006 02:57:37 PM »

If all else fails try asking the hot sauce company for some unused labels, I find most of the time companies are really good this way, why not... it's free
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