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Desperately need ideas for removing velcro dots
Old 06-12-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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I had to move out of my room in a hurry to make room for another teacher. I had MANY dots all over that held up my word wall and banners. Does anyone have a miracle that removes them from laminate doors and concrete walls? I am so exhausted from moving all of my stuff to my new room that I don't have much more stamina left. TIA


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Old 06-12-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I use a scraper . . . that's really probably a putty knife. Works great.
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Removing the dots
Old 06-12-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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I would try Goo Gone.
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I second Goo Gone. It's a yellowish spray liquid that gets all things sticky off. I use it every year to remove the address labels that I stick to my pocket chart. It's amazing. I spray it then let it soak in and then the label lifts off in one easy grab. You might need a scraper to get under parts of it since it probably won't be able to saturate the velcro the same as an address label. It will definitely make the process SO much easier though!!!!!
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I'll give both a try
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Where do you get the Goo Gone? I'll try it and the scraper and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestions.


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Old 06-12-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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I get my Goo Gone at Wal-Mart in the home cleaning stuff. I like the orange spray gel better than the yellow liquid, though.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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I painted my room today and came across several of these. It really just took one good scrape with a putty knife! Good luck!
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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I use the automotive Goo Gone for removing sticky things, like name tags, etc. It seems stronger than the regular. And I use a paint scraper that I bought at the dollar store, but I don't do it when kids are in the room because it's quite smelly.
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Armed and ready!
Old 06-13-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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I just got back from Walmart. I have regular pliers, needle nose pliers and Goo Gone. After my workshop tomorrow I am going to attack the velcro. I think the wall ones will be easy but the ones on the formica cubbards are going to be tough! When I used all of them, I really believed that I was going to be in that room for years, not just one.
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