Remove Glue From Wood Surface

April 19th 2005
Remove Glue From Wood Surface

Dear Shell

I have a Palliser armoire that has masking tape around it. A friend used the tape to keep the door closed during moving and then it was in storage for a few years. It is solid wood on one half and then the pressed board on the other half. I was told by the hardware store to use "Goo Gone" to remove it but haven't had much luck. Is there anything you can recommend?

Karen, Abbotsford

Dear Karen,

Purchase some Contact Cement Thinners from your local hardware or Building Supply Store. Remove all the tape residual from the surfaces leaving only the glue portion behind. Using a soft cloth apply the Contact Cement Thinners to the residual glue and rub lightly until removed. Polish with your choice of furniture polish.