(Closed) Removing labels from Wine bottles

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe soak them in water and then use a mushroom brush? You’ll have to soak them in something, I would imagine!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is a wonderful product called un*du ADHESIVE REMOVER. I use it a lot and I love it. I got mine at either Michaels or Joanns. It is the best label remover that I have found. Just follow the directions and it is very easy. I pour it over the entire label and then lift one of the corners of the label to remove the label. Sometimes, Iwill need to put just a little extra under where the label meets the bottle or other item, but usually (99%) of the time, the label just peels right off.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

you dont even need to take them off at all!  i put my DIY right over the top and saved myself a ton of time trying to take off all the lables.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would soak in warm water first as well. Then there’s this product call Goo Gone. It’s a small bottle, liquid form. I can find it in our local dollar trees. Works great to get any residual glue that’s left!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

use a heat gun and razor blade…I would worry if you soak them in hot water too long it would mess up the wine…once you get the label off I would prob suggest some adhesive remover to get them all clean, but I agree that you could prob just as easily cover the bottles up

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We did this too.  I peeled off what I could first (the thick part) then soaked the rest in warm water and it scraped right off.  goo Gone worked well too, but be careful.  If you dont get it ALL off, your lables wont stick right.  If you use it, rinse it off then swipe it with rubbing alcohol.

I tried slapping my labels over the original ones, you could see right through though

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Can you order them without labels?  The vineyard where our wedding is orders their champagne without labels so that custom labels can be added.  By The Way, nail polish remover also works. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I just did this and it was easier than I expected.  I just soaked them in the a bucket of lukewarm tap water with a little bit of laundry detergent in it for a couple of hours.  Then most of it scraped of really easily.  I let them soak a few more minutes while I scraped the rest in that batch, and then I went back around with a dish towel and got the rest of the gooey part off.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I helped a friend do this for her wedding recently, and we just put hot water into some ice chests and soaked the bottles for 15-20 minutes, and then it was super easy to just scrub it off with one of those dish scrubber things!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Cheap and easy way yes soak them in warm water.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Great to see all these tips. We’re trying to take the labels off of clear wine bottles to create a variant on the image below, and I’ve tried soaking in near-boiling soapy water and putting them through the dishwasher with mixed success. We won’t be replacing the labels on the wine we serve because we’re purchasing very good wine from the winery that is our venue and I want people to be able to learn about what they’re drinking, but that is a neat idea as well.

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Post # 15
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Busy bee

Ordinary cooking oil, cover the label with it and let stand for a day it peals right off without leaving a glue residue.

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