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Goo Gone Stain Remover
 
4.3

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Goo Gone unsticks stuck stuff from almost any surface!

I would be a mess without Goo Gone and so would the walls and doors of my four son's bedrooms. They stick things all over the place, then the posters and stickers they have...Read complete review

I would be a mess without Goo Gone and so would the walls and doors of my four son's bedrooms. They stick things all over the place, then the posters and stickers they have stuck all ove their walls become unpopular, and they want them gone. Getting stickers and double sided tape off of walls isn't a hassle at all when I use Goo Gone to remove them.

I simply pull what I can of the stickers and tape off of the surface, and dap a small amount of Goo Gone on what's left, and it comes off effortlessly. The Goo Gone a little oily, but it doesn't leave spots on the walls or doors as long as you wipe it with a little soap and water after you remove the goo.

The directions for use are: *"Test all surfaces on hidden area before using. Do not use on silk, leather, suede or rubber. Hard Surfaces: Apply Goo Gone to stain. Allow a few minutes for Goo Gone to begin working.**Use a clean white cloth to wipe clean. Clean area with soap and water. Carpeting & Upholstery: Do not apply directly to carpeting as it may loosen carpet from its backing. Apply Goo Gone to a clean white cloth. Gently blot stain. Repeat as necessary. Clean area with soap and water."*

I have also used this little miracle in a bottle to remove gross bubble gum from the bottom of shoes and sticky tree tar from my sons' jeans, as well as creative crayon artwork from my walls. My friend used it to remove chewing gum from her daughter's pretty long hair once, too. I wasn't there to witness it but she has no reason to lie about it. It also got rid of melted wax when my candle runntheth over all over my desk. That was a huge relief. It got a couple of smushed in Gummy Bears out of my carpet, once, too! It says not to use it on carpert but I was desperate, so I did and it was fine!

Substances that Goo Gone advertises it will remove are:


- Stickers

- Make-up

- Oil

- Wet Paint

- Scuff Marks

- Shoe Polish

- Tree Sap

- Asphalt

- Candle Wax

- Tape

- Glue

- Grease


I have removed many of those things myself with a dab of Goo Gone on an old rag. This is a great product to keep around because you never know when you're going to need it to clean up an unexpected mess that would not be easy to clean up using other products. I always have a bottle in my broom closet because unexpected messes are expected in my house. I very highly recommend Goo Gone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

For a cleaner, it's kind of messy

Admittedly, I probably wasn't using Goo Gone exactly the way it's meant to be used. I used it to clean stains off the floor and walls when nothing else was on hand. But...Read complete review

Admittedly, I probably wasn't using Goo Gone exactly the way it's meant to be used. I used it to clean stains off the floor and walls when nothing else was on hand. But I wasn't satisfied with the quality. 

Goo Gone feels like a chemical-y mess and I'm not sure what the point of it is. It didn't seem to have advantages that I could see over general cleaners. Maybe I should have tried it on something greasy. 

It worked to remove the stains as per the directions (patience is a virtue with this product), after waiting several minutes for the Goo Gone to work. But the consistency was gross. I kept spilling it, and that worried me. The label says to avoid contact with skin and to wash immediately any skin that comes into contact with the product. But spilling some of the liquid on my hands was almost unavoidable due to the design of the cap and the thin liquid within which just spilled out everywhere when I went to dispense it on a cloth. 

Goo Gone is okay, but doesn't work miracles, and I would rather use a less harsh product.

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4.0

Goo Gone Really Does remove the sticky goo from stickers

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from Chattanooga, TN

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

Goo Gone Really Does remove the sticky goo left on books from stickers. I have to admit that I was skeptical that Goo Gone would actually remove the sticky part left from stickers, but it does. The container comes with a handy spray top, so I just aim and shoot. The bottle claims "eliminates greasy, sticky problems". At least for me, it has lived up to its description. Masking tape, Paint & varnish, Gum, Grease & tar, and Glue are all things that it claims to remove goo from. I don't know, I have only used it to remove the many stickers that my little ones have left on our books. I did, also, use it remove a sticker that was put on a picture -- yes, on a photograph. The back of the picture has a ... I guess you could call it a water spot, but I do not notice any discoloration on the front of the picture. Time will tell what damage has been done to the picture, but the sticker ruined the picture anyway, so I figured that even if the Goo Gone ate through the picture, I was no worse off. Goo Gone Really Does remove the sticky goo left on books from stickers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Going, going, gone with Goo Gone Stain Remover!!

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from small town, OH

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

On no, another stain! What do I do? I know, Goo Gone to the rescue! Going, going, gone are stains and ahsevise or tape residue with Goo Gone Stain Remover. This stuff really does what it claims to do and more. Have you ever tried to remove a glued on label or price tag from something you have purchased? How about tape that was left on something? Sometimes it was nearly impossible. No more. I use Goo Gone to remove the sticky residue. It works! Goo Gone can be used on most washable surfaces. Lipstick, crayon, chewing gum, make up, and other almost impossible to remove stains have met a formidable adversary and lost to Goo Gone. A small amount of Goo Gone applied to a stain or spot and allowed to set for a while and then rubbed or blotted off and then washed will eliminate that stain or spot. As with any household cleaner, Goo Gone should not be kept where children can reach it nor should it be stored or used near any fire or flame. A bottle of Goo Gone will last you a very long time--years, in fact--and pays for itself many times over by removing stains that otherwise would have made an item unuseable. Not only is Goo Gone a great cleaner for household stains, but it also works wonders in the garage and your husband's workshop.

 
4.0

Goo Gone is a must have.

By 

from Colona, IL

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

Goo Gone with Citris Power is a definite must have. It removes grease, tar, crayon marks, make up, oil, wet paint, scuff marks, shoe polish, tree sap, asphalt, candle wax, tape, stickers, glue,  gooey gummy messes and so much more. It works great on magazine subscriptions that put the sticky labels on the cover. Put a little on a paper towel and dab the sticker to soak through it. Then with a clean corner of the paper towel wipe the sticker right off. My wife used to clean a bar that the college kids hung out in. Bubble gum was everywhere. Goo Gone works great on removing the gum, espscially from carpets. Squirt a little directly on the gum and let it soak for a minute. With a paper towel pick up as much of the gum as you can pinch, then with a cloth dipped in Goo Gone, lightly rub the spot til the rest of the gum is gone. The bottle says it is non toxic but also says harmful or fatal if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Use in a well ventilated area and avoid prolonged contact with your skin. Wash hands well with soapy water and rinse well. A side from that, it is very handy to have around.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Goo Gone unsticks stuck stuff from almost any surface!

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from Tiny Town, GA

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

I would be a mess without Goo Gone and so would the walls and doors of my four son's bedrooms. They stick things all over the place, then the posters and stickers they have stuck all ove their walls become unpopular, and they want them gone. Getting stickers and double sided tape off of walls isn't a hassle at all when I use Goo Gone to remove them.

I simply pull what I can of the stickers and tape off of the surface, and dap a small amount of Goo Gone on what's left, and it comes off effortlessly. The Goo Gone a little oily, but it doesn't leave spots on the walls or doors as long as you wipe it with a little soap and water after you remove the goo.

The directions for use are: *"Test all surfaces on hidden area before using. Do not use on silk, leather, suede or rubber. Hard Surfaces: Apply Goo Gone to stain. Allow a few minutes for Goo Gone to begin working.**Use a clean white cloth to wipe clean. Clean area with soap and water. Carpeting & Upholstery: Do not apply directly to carpeting as it may loosen carpet from its backing. Apply Goo Gone to a clean white cloth. Gently blot stain. Repeat as necessary. Clean area with soap and water."*

I have also used this little miracle in a bottle to remove gross bubble gum from the bottom of shoes and sticky tree tar from my sons' jeans, as well as creative crayon artwork from my walls. My friend used it to remove chewing gum from her daughter's pretty long hair once, too. I wasn't there to witness it but she has no reason to lie about it. It also got rid of melted wax when my candle runntheth over all over my desk. That was a huge relief. It got a couple of smushed in Gummy Bears out of my carpet, once, too! It says not to use it on carpert but I was desperate, so I did and it was fine!

Substances that Goo Gone advertises it will remove are:


- Stickers

- Make-up

- Oil

- Wet Paint

- Scuff Marks

- Shoe Polish

- Tree Sap

- Asphalt

- Candle Wax

- Tape

- Glue

- Grease


I have removed many of those things myself with a dab of Goo Gone on an old rag. This is a great product to keep around because you never know when you're going to need it to clean up an unexpected mess that would not be easy to clean up using other products. I always have a bottle in my broom closet because unexpected messes are expected in my house. I very highly recommend Goo Gone.

 
5.0

Wors great and lasts forever

By 

from Westminster, CO

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

I have had my 8 ounce bottle of Goo Gone for years and years and still have some left. Whenever I can't remove stickers or gum or anything for that matter, I get out my bottle and it only takes a little and it is removed. I love the citrus smell and that it works without smelling like harsh chemicals. It is supposed to work on oil, blood, asphalt, soap scum, scuff marks, shoe polish, tape, tree sap, makeup, adhesives, candle wax and kitchen grease, though I have not tried it on most of those. I would highly recommend having some of this around because everyone at one time or another has something like a sticker that will not come off. This requires no scraping and has a pleasant scent. Great product.

 
3.0

Goo Gone

By 

from Garland, TX

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

I don't know why some companies insist on using the type of glue that will keep a label from ever being removed cleanly from some products, but they do, and it has always been a pain to deal with. Even when you do get the labels off, you're left with a sticky mess that is impossible to get off. It's enough to drive a person crazy.

What makes Goo Gone nice is that it's simple to use. The citrus oil takes the stickiness away from the glue, and you can work the label right off, leaving you with a clean surface. There are other uses for this cleaner, of course, but this is the one that I have needed the most.

A nice bonus is that this is not a cleaner that smells horrible and just replaces one problem with another. This has a nice citrus smell.

 
4.0

Great for the Hard to Remove Messes

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from Bradenton, FL

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

Goo Gone Stain Remover Cleaner can be a life saver! I would not use it for my regular cleaning routine, but it is definitely a must have for those messes where nothing else workes. The biggest usage for Goo Gone in our house has been for crayon drawings on my floors, walls, and tables. It is pretty greasy, but it will remove any crayon stain with very little scrubbing, and if you've tried to remove crayon stains with anything else, you know it doesn't take little scrubbing. The down side is that it is a harmful cleaner, and needs to be kept away from children, but for those occational hard to remove stains, it will definitely come in handy. A bottle will last you for a very long time. And it smell nice.

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4.0

Goo Gone is amazing at removing unwanted goo!

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from Spring, TX

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

It never fails, there is always something sticky that needs to be removed somewhere in my house. I used to take hours with ice, or some sort of oil base to get it out. Then I found Goo Gone. You spray it on and rub a little and the stickiness comes right off! I've used this on clothes even when the kids put stickers on their clothes and it goes through the wash, or when they get gum stuck in their clothes. It also removes sticker residue of products when you bring them home from the store.

I have to say that it is a bit oily so make sure you wash your hands and the area you sprayed it on really well. When you use it on laundry it says you need to use extra detergent on it and to wash it alone. So that was kind of annoying but I'll do anything to be able to use the clothes again without having to buy new clothes!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Goo Gone makes sticky stuff truly gone!

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

Don't you get frustrated when price stickers won't come off cleanly, especially on items that you've purchased as a gift for someone else? It irritates me to no end if I buy a nice candle or bottle of wine for someone and I'm left with a splotch of sticky residue from the price sticker.

Luckily, I still have the bottle of Goo Gone that I literally purchased 10 years ago. Not only does it still work great, but because you need very little to get sticky stuff off anything, I've got a ton of product left in the bottle. All you I do is put a little on a clean paper towel, dab the towel on the gummy residue, and in literally seconds I am able to wipe away the surface to a clean shine. It also has a somewhat pleasant orangey scent, so you don't feel like you're inhaling a lot of fumes.

I've used Goo Gone successfully on chewing gum, old labels stuck to file boxes, and the aforementioned price stickers. I've even used it to help remove stubborn glue dots that were used to affix cardboard packaging to new cookware (just be sure to wash the item well in hot soapy water to remove all the Goo Gone, as it may leave a slight oily residue).

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Remove Gooey Messes with Goo Gone!

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from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Goo Gone Stain Remover:

**Goo Gone** cleans up sticky gooey messes from almost any surface. I have had the same 8 oz. bottle of **Goo Gone** in my cupboard for several years, for it has a very long shelf life. This product is available in sizes from 3 oz. bottles to commercial size bottles. It is also available in a spray bottle or a pen. All you need is a tiny bit to remove grease, stickers, tar, crayon, tape, etc.

**Goo Gone** may be used as a laundry pre-wash. Just apply a small amount of **Goo** **Gone** to the stain with repeated applications. Allow time for the stain to break up, then blot with a white cloth. Wash the treated garment separately with more than your usual amount of detergent.

Although **Goo Gone** can be used to remove a sticky mess from carpeting, it should not be applied directly to carpet or upholstery. Apply a small amount to a white cloth and gently blot. Clean the spot with a grease cutting soap and water. Rinse with plain water and blot well.

I use **Goo Gone** to remove sticky price labels from the bottoms of glassware or on the glass of picture frames. After removing sticky residue from the glass, I wash with a grease cutting soap and then rinse.

**Goo Gone** is great for removing scuff marks from vinyl flooring. I apply a small amount of **Goo Gone** to a cloth, rub over the scuff mark, and wash with a grease cutting soap and then rinse. Because **Goo Gone** is an oil based solvent, it can leave a shiny, oily mark after removal of the scuff mark - thus the need to wash with a grease cutting soap.

Test a hidden surface with **Goo Gone** before using in a conspicuous spot. **Goo Gone** should not be used on leather, suede, rubber, or silk.

**Goo Gone** has a strong citrus scent and should be used with ventilation. It contains petroleum distillates and should not be used near heat, sparks, or flames.

**Goo Gone** is manufactured by Magic America Corporation near my home in Cleveland, Ohio.

Thank you for reading my review.

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