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Bottle Slumping --

Removing Labels from Bottles

This is part two of a two part tip on removing labels from bottles prior to slumping.  Click here to go to part one.

Here are a few more suggestions for removing labels from bottles prior to slumping the bottles in a kiln.

4.  Fill the wine bottle with water, then put it in the microwave.  Then just heat until the glue softens and the label comes off.

5.  Try a solvent such as "De-Solve-It" or "Undo" (US based brands). Simply spray the solvent on the label, then wait fifteen minutes.  The label should slide off easily.  Natural solvents will work better for this than petroleum based solvents.

6.  Some labels are actually decals or stickers and won't come up by soaking or similar methods.  For these, the best option is to steam and then use the edge of a knife or spatula to gently peel the label off.

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