Uninstalling a Sign Attached with Adhesive

Signs installed with adhesive may seem impossible to remove. The good news is that it’s easier than you think with the right knowledge and tools.

Step 1: Detach the sign

Use a long piece of floss or fishing wire and place this behind the sign. Use a side-to-side motion with light pressure to detach the sign from the wall. Have patience, this may take a bit of time. See the video below.

Step 2: Remove residue

There will most likely be some residue left on your surface. Here’s how you can quickly remove it.

Apply a moderate amount of WD-40, Goo Gone or a mixture of warm water and lemon oil to the corner of a clean, dry towel or terry cloth. Fold the cloth over and gently buff the area containing the tape residue.

For residue on smooth, uncoated glass, a razor blade may be used to scrape the residue off.

Repeat this process until all of the VHB tape has been successfully removed.

Need help reinstalling your sign?
Check out How to Install a Sign with Adhesive 

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