Does Goo Gone Work On That?
Goo Gone users have a knack at finding themselves in literal sticky situations. Some scenarios are truly unique; like when our users asked about using Goo Gone on a grand piano (yes), underwear (yes, but wash them afterwards) and a parrot (it’s complicated). These calls are great and we’re happy to help, please keep calling us 855-364-8135.
Still, we want to help answer some of the most common questions we get. We’ve compiled a master list of Goo’s and Surfaces to answer “Can I use Goo Gone on this?” Use this list to find your answer and to find inspiration for cleaning more sticky messes in your life. If you can’t find your answer here contact us and we’ll get you the answer you need.
How to Use this List
First, this list only refers to our Original products which look like the image above. Visit the product detail pages to learn more about Goo Gone Original Pour Bottle and Goo Gone Spray Gel.We have a whole line of products you should check out, but don’t use this list to find out if your Grout Cleaner works on granite.
The lists are sorted alphabetically, but some things use their general terms. For example, the grand piano example above is answered under "Wood".
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Remember the mantra of Goo Gone:
Test on an Inconspicuous Area First
Start with a test, make sure it’s working then tackle the entirety of your sticky mess after you know it’s safe.
Can I Use Goo Gone On This Goo?
Yes, that's our whole deal
Can only be used on finished aluminum surfaces. Goo Gone can stain non-finished aluminum.
Yes, but our Kitchen Degreaser is a better tool for the job.
Yes, but Goo Gone isn't a food safe product so you'll need to thoroughly wash the surface with a mild dish detergent and warm water to ensure all Goo Gone residue is removed.
Yes, but still gross
Ugly, dirty, ultimately unhelpful spine label transformed into the beautiful series spine label of my Ss dreams.— Kim Tyo-Dickerson (@KimTyoDickerson) September 11, 2018
Well, maybe not their dreams, but they really do find the right #AlexRider #graphicnovel more quickly this way.#inTLchat #librarylife #schoollibraries #googone pic.twitter.com/v6fTFycD0A
If brass has a lacquer on it the Goo Gone might remove it – so test on an inconspicuous area. If there is no lacquer, yes you can use it.
Bugs (love bugs, gnats, flies, etc)
It depends what material it's made of, but most likely yes
Yes, but apply the Goo Gone to a clean cloth first. Gently blot the stain then clean the area with soap and water.
Yes, but we'd recommend our Caulk Remover
Ceramics or Ceramic Tile
Clothes or Apparel
Yes, use per instructions.
Concrete or Cement Floor or Countertop
Yes, if it has been sealed in the past year.
We don't recommend it, this surface is too porous
Yes, say hi to your runny nose dog for us
Enamel Coating (like on a fridge)
Glass or Mirror
If gold has a lacquer on it the Goo Gone might remove it – so test on an inconspicuous area. If there is no lacquer, yes you can use it.
Yes, Goo Gone Original is safe to use on golf clubs, but it isn't safe on rubber so be careful around the handle. Of course, test on an inconspicuous area first.
Yes, if it is finished.
Inside a Dryer
Yes, but it's important to follow the instructions carefully.
- Apply to a cloth
- Rub on effected area
- Wipe up residue with clean cloth
- Immediately wash area with mild dish detergent and warm water
- Wipe dry
- Follow up with rubbing alcohol to ensure all residue is removed
We don't recommend using on leather.
Yes. Our Clean-Up Wipes work best on permanent marker.
Mouse Trap Residue
Paint (like a painted wall or painted cabinet)
Paint Transfers (i.e. rubbing paint from one object to another like bumping a car into a pole).
No, it will stain paper
Pine tar or pine pitch
Yes, batter up
It will depend what type of plastic you have. Test on an inconspicuous area first to ensure it's compatible.
Yes, Goo Gone will remove Plasti-Dip®
Plexiglass (acrylic sheets)
Check with plexiglass manufacturer, test on inconspicuous area first
We don't recommend it, this surface is too porous
Yes, if the quartz was sealed within the last year
We don't recommend using on rubber.
Skin and Hair
Our Goo Gone Bandage & Adhesive Remover can be used on skin. Our original products are skin irritants.
Soot or Dirt
Yes, if it is real stainless steel, not faux stainless steel.
Stickers or Labels
Yes, it's our bread and butter.
It is unlikely to work on permanent glues
Tape (scotch, masking, duct, double-sided, painters, gaffer, packing, etc.)
Tar or Asphalt
Had to use Goo Gone to get the tar off my wheels. Rolled over a recently filled patch of road. The heat had softened the black top to the point it grabbed my wheels and almost threw me off! #skateboard #oldschoolskate #googone pic.twitter.com/B5U1feER9w— Bill McFarland (@MegoWee) July 23, 2022
Unknown Sticky Residue
Video Games, DVDs and CDs
On the exterior cases or cartridges, yes. But not on the discs. Also, apply to a clean cloth first to remove stickers that are on top of paper labels and test on an inconspicuous area first.
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Yes, but only on hard vinyl surfaces.
Vinyl Tinted Windows
Goo Gone will remove vinyl tinted windows and residue
Yes if it is a sealed surface. We don't recommend it be used on drywall.
Goo Gone will remove wall paper and wall paper residue
Yes, as long as the wood is finished.
Wood with polyurethane finish (like a guitar)
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