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

Can I use Goo Gone on That?

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?

Adhesives

Yes, that's our whole deal

Baked-On Grease

Yes, but our Kitchen Degreaser is a better tool for the job.

Bird Droppings

Yes, but still gross

Bugs (love bugs, gnats, flies, etc)

Yes

Caulk

Yes, but we'd recommend our Caulk Remover

Crayon

Yes

Dog snot

Yes, say hi to your runny nose dog for us

 

Dust

Yes

Glue

Yes

Grease

Yes

Gum

Yes

Ink

Yes

Lipstick

Yes

Marker

Yes. Our Clean-Up Wipes work best on permanent marker.

Mouse Trap Residue

Yes

Paint Transfers (i.e. rubbing paint from one object to another like bumping a car into a pole).

Yes

Pine tar or pine pitch

Yes, batter up

Plasti-Dip®

Yes, Goo Gone will remove Plasti-Dip®

Poster Putty

Yes

Soot or Dirt

Yes

Stickers or Labels

Yes, it's our bread and butter.

Super Glue

It is unlikely to work on permanent glues

Tape (scotch, masking, duct, double-sided, painters, gaffer, packing, etc.)

Yes

Tar or Asphalt

Yes

Tree Sap

Yes

Unknown Sticky Residue

Yes

Vinyl Tinted Windows

Goo Gone will remove vinyl tinted windows and residue

Wall Paper

Goo Gone will remove wall paper and wall paper residue

Wax

Yes

Weather Stripping

Yes

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Can I Use Goo Gone On This Surface?

Alloy

Yes

Aluminum

Can only be used on finished aluminum surfaces. Goo Gone can stain non-finished aluminum.

Baking Pans

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.

Bathtub

Yes

Books

The cover of most books is a hard laminate which it is safe to use on. It will stain the paper of the book though, so test on an inconspicuous area.

Brass

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.

Car Dashboard

It depends what material it's made of, but most likely yes

Car Paint

Yes

Carpet

Yes, but apply the Goo Gone to a clean cloth first. Gently blot the stain then clean the area with soap and water.

Ceramics or Ceramic Tile

Yes

Clear Coat

Yes

Clothes or Apparel

Yes, use per instructions.

Concrete or Cement Floor or Countertop

Yes, if it has been sealed in the past year.

Cork

We don't recommend it, this surface is too porous

Enamel Coating (like on a fridge)

Yes

Fiberglass

Yes

Formica

Yea

Glass or Mirror

Yes

Gold

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.

Golf Clubs

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.

Hardwood Floor

Yes, if it is finished.

Inside a Dryer

Yes, but it's important to follow the instructions carefully.

  1. Apply to a cloth
  2. Rub on effected area
  3. Wipe up residue with clean cloth
  4. Immediately wash area with mild dish detergent and warm water
  5. Wipe dry
  6. Follow up with rubbing alcohol to ensure all residue is removed
Laminate

Yes

Leather

We don't recommend using on leather.

Linoleum

Yes

Paint (like a painted wall or painted cabinet)

Yes

Paper

No, it will stain paper

Plastics

It will depend what type of plastic you have. Test on an inconspicuous area first to ensure it's compatible.

Plexiglass (acrylic sheets)

Check with plexiglass manufacturer, test on inconspicuous area first

Plywood

We don't recommend it, this surface is too porous

Quartz

Yes, if the quartz was sealed within the last year

Rubber

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.

Stainless Steel

Yes, if it is real stainless steel, not faux stainless steel.

Vinyl

Yes, but only on hard vinyl surfaces.

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.

Wall

Yes if it is a sealed surface. We don't recommend it be used on drywall.

Wood

Yes, as long as the wood is finished.

Wood with polyurethane finish (like a guitar)

Yes

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