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Removing wine bottle labels?

Sarah, on May 30, 2015 at 10:45 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 19
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I want to use wine bottles as part of my centerpieces. I got one label to come off easily by soaking it in hot water and baking soda, but when I tried another bottle it didn't work.

Has anyone used other methods?

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Latest activity by Sparkles, on June 1, 2015 at 2:42 AM
  • M
    Super August 2015
    M ·
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    I saw something on pinterest that said baking soda, water, a little dish soap, then add some vinegar. Once it starts to fizz it's supposed to come off. Hopefully that works?

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  • danielleesme
    VIP May 2016
    danielleesme ·
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    Try goo-gone as an option, too!

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  • Lori
    Master June 2015
    Lori ·
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    Hot water in dish soap. It might take awhile soaking though. Or goo gone

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  • EatKnitRun
    Master May 2016
    EatKnitRun ·
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    That's funny, I have a sink full of wine bottles soaking in hot soapy water right now! I plan to peel and scrape the labels off tomorrow. I've never done it before, but this is how my FH removes beer bottle labels for his home brew. I hear wine bottles are harder to de label than beer, so I will update you tomorrow!

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  • Amy
    Savvy September 2015
    Amy ·
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    Speaking of homebrew, we use this stuff called Powdered Brewery Wash (PBW) for our beer bottles.

    You just mix it with water in a big tub, let your bottles sit in there over night, and the labels will peel off pretty much on their own.

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  • MzRosaLu
    Master July 2016
    MzRosaLu ·
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    We did soaking in soapy water, as others have mentioned. Make sure to leave them soaking long enough. We usually let them sit overnight.

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  • Kathleen
    Devoted March 2015
    Kathleen ·
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    I had to remove labels from about 20 wine bottles! I found the best way was putting them in an oven at like 350 degrees for 10 minutes, then the glue will get tacky again and the labels will peel right off! Then I soaked them in dish soap and hot water for about 30 min-1 hr to get the rest of the glue off. Definitely time consuming, but worth it!

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  • S
    Super September 2015
    stephybear84 ·
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    Nail polish remover works for me.

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  • HoneyLife
    VIP October 2016
    HoneyLife ·
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    FH soaked them in hot water over night and scraped them with a razor blade

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  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·
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    Every night I soak a bottle in a bowl of water overnight--next morning the label floating.

    On the weekend it may be two bottles that get soaked Smiley smile

    ps fill the bottle with water to keep it submerged

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  • Sarah
    Master April 2017
    Sarah ·
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    Thank you everyone! I will try these ideas. I have 30+ bottles to do, so I've got some wine to get drinking!

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  • Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
    Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro ·
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    When I want to remove a sticky price tag that will not come off easily I spray it with lighter fluid (the solution made for cigarette lighters), let the fluid soak in for a little while, peel the label (it may take a few applications to get the entire label), and then use a bit more lighter fluid sprayed on a corner of a paper towel to remove the glue residue. Seems strange buying lighter fluid since I've never smoked, but it does work well. I do not know if it would work for wine bottle labels, but it will work for price tags. I've even been able to use it to remove price tags from paper products (such as books) with out damaging the books.

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  • future mrs hall
    VIP May 2015
    future mrs hall ·
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    I didn't have to get labels off wine bottles, but all of my candle holder and vases and nice price labels stuck to the bottom. I make citrus vinegar for cleaning (just soak some orange/lemon/lime peels in vinegar for about a week, then strain) I just mixed up some warm water and added about a cup of vinegar in a maybe 2 gallon tub and let them sit for a few hours each. I had a smaller tub and a lot of vases and such so it took me several rounds. a couple had to go for a second round of soaking, but not many.

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  • Jai
    Expert October 2015
    Jai ·
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    I'm using bottles and jars in my centerpieces too. I've used oil first to loosen the glue, then put them in water.

    I still have to do some scraping but it comes off pretty easily most times

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  • GeekyBride
    VIP September 2015
    GeekyBride ·
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    I've sprayed acetone nail polish remover on labels. Let them sit and then scrub off with a green scrubby and soapy water.

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  • Terri
    Expert July 2015
    Terri ·
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    I soaked them in dish soap in hot water. But got tired of waiting so I just put mod podge glue on and glitterized them Smiley smile

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  • EatKnitRun
    Master May 2016
    EatKnitRun ·
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    Soaking the bottles in hot soapy water overnight did the trick for me. Most slipped right off and I scraped the glue off of some with a knife. I did another batch during the day but didn't soak them as long and removal was harder.

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  • Tina L.
    Expert October 2015
    Tina L. ·
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    Ive been soaking mine in hot soapy water as well got 96 bottles done so far

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  • S
    VIP August 2015
    Sparkles ·
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    I soaked with hot soapy water but different companies must use different glue because some come off easy and others you have to scrub! Hopefully you have the easy ones!

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