Goo Gone Uses For Cleaning And Stain Removal

There are many uses for Goo Gone within your home, for both cleaning and stain removal.

This is a product that primarily is used for cleaning up and removing sticky adhesives that cling to all kinds of surfaces, from hard surfaces to textiles and fabrics.

(Below, after the round up I've provided a list of what surfaces it can and cannot be used on.)

I've collected lots of ways below that you can use it for, and share your own tips for use too.

Here are the various uses I've found for this product so far.

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melted crayon wax
Remove Crayon Wax From Dryer Drum
Removing Gum From Carpet {Pros & Cons}
blowing bubbles
Gum Removal From Dryer

Getting Crayon Off Walls
tree sap
Remove Tree Sap From Car
melting candles
Remove Candle Wax From Carpet
crayon on concrete
Remove Crayon On Concrete Or Brick

gum on shoe
Remove Gum On Shoe
yoga pants
Remove Sticker Residue On Clothing
purple crayon on wood table
Remove Crayon On Wood Table
gum on clothing
Remove Gum From Clothing & Dryer

chewing gum alley
Wads Of Gum Off Bottoms Of Tables
goo gone
All Kinds Of Sticky Messes From Gum To Adhesives
old bumper stickers
Old Sticker Removal
Removing Sticker Glue Residue From Scissors

magnets on refrigerator
Got Magnet Marks Off Refrigerator
bounce bar
Remove Adhesive From Bounce Dryer Bar From Dryer Drum

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As you can tell, this whole website is about cleaning and stain removal, from all types of surfaces. What I've noted, from the questions I've received, is that the thing that stymies people most are the sticky, waxy, and oily stains because these are the kinds of stains that water just can't clean at all.

You've heard the saying you clean like with like, meaning water-based stains with water, and oil-based stains with oil, right? Well Goo Gone is a perfect thing to have in your home for all the oily, sticky types stains where water just won't cut it for cleaning. That is because it is oil-based, and has a citrus scent.

Types Of Stains It Removes And Cleans

Some of the more popular uses for the product include removing chewing gum, crayons, candle wax, grease, sap, glue, tar, tape, stickers and other adhesives.

In addition, it can be used to clean up and remove stains caused by some products which contain oils and grease, such as lipstick, mascara, and shoe polish.

Surfaces You Can And Cannot Use It On

What is remarkable about it, is that it is safe for many surfaces. For example, it can be used safely on carpets, upholstery, clothing, wood (including hardwood floors), brick, concrete, metal, fiberglass, plastic, glass, and tile.

It is not safe for leather, silk, suede or rubber, however.

Further, I should caution that if possible, you should always try something else first on fabric surfaces, such as upholstery and carpet that cannot be washed, because of the oil based nature of this product. If you need to spray clothing with it, it isn't that bad, because after you remove the stain or other residue you can wash the garment with hot water and lots of soap to remove the residue from the Goo Gone itself.

Unfortunately, with carpet and upholstery, all you can do is dab at it with a dishwashing liquid solution to remove excess product, and although this will work it takes more effort, and is not guaranteed to remove all the oily residue. However, sometimes Goo Gone is all that works to remove the stain, so you have to do it anyway.

Types Of Products Available

Goo Gone is made by Magic American company, and comes in the original formula, which I've discussed above. You can buy it in a regular bottle, pump spray bottle, aerosol can, a spray gel, and also in a pen.

In addition to the original formula the company has come up with some additional specialty products under this line, including:

  • Spot & Stain Remover (click to read review)
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Patio furniture cleaner
  • BBQ grill cleaner
  • Automotive cleaner
  • Extreme
  • Painter's Pal; and
  • Grease Grizzly

I am always looking for people who have actually used these products, to tell me how they worked for them, and how they used them. I would love to know what you cleaned with it, and on what surface. As you can see, I've already collected a number of uses and reviews above of this product, and you can skip down to share your own review below.

You can find some or all of these products in stores, especially the original formula. Typically you want to look in either the automotive section or cleaning aisle of your store. However, some of these more specialty products can most easily be found online.

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What Are Your Uses For Goo Gone Around Your Home?

I'm always looking for more helpful household hints, and unusual uses for everyday items in our homes.

Share your tips and ideas below. Remember, photographs are not required, but they are encouraged, especially if helps us understand your use or tip.

Submitted Uses For Goo Gone Around The Home

Click the links below to see uses for around the home which have already been submitted by others.

Feel free to comment on any of these submissions to tell us whether you use the product in a similar way, or about any other thoughts you have.

Goo Gone Spot & Stain Remover Review: Got Paint Out Of Clothes 
My friend Mary shared this quick review of Goo Gone Spot & Stain Remover. Mary says: This stuff is awesome! I used it on some thick pink sweater-tights …

Removing Gum From Carpet With Goo Gone: Pros & Cons 
Removing gum from carpet can be one of the hardest things to do, especially without the right tools. One of the most commonly used tools for the job …

Goo Be Gone With Goo Gone - Uses For Removing Sticky Messes 
Goo Be Gone is actually not a product, but that is what many people think "Goo Gone" is really named. Below I've gathered reviews and uses of this adhesive …

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