How to Remove Goo Gone Residue From All Surfaces

How to Remove Goo Gone Residue
Goo Gone

We all agree that Goo Gone is one of the most popular cleaners on the market. It’s simple to use, requires little elbow grease, and offers quick results. It’s also an effective option against crayon marks, glue, adhesive, etc.

Nevertheless, since Goo Gone is an oily substance, it tends to leave a greasy residue behind. The oily residue is simple to remove, yet, it also requires its own cleaning method, which we will discuss below.

The cleaning guide we’re about to share with you is effective on practically any surface. Before using any of the following tips, though, make sure the surface you wish to clean can withstand the product you want to use.

I-The Steps You’ll Need to Remove Goo Gone Residue

1-Absorb the Excess

Take a clean cloth (preferably white) or a towel and blot as much Goo Gone as you can. Once you’ve absorbed all the excess possible, it’s time for you to proceed to the next step.


Soak a cloth or towel in mild laundry detergent and apply it to the greasy part. Use another towel soaked in water to wipe out the whole surface area. You can repeat the procedure as many times as it takes to get all the residue.

3-Commercial Grease Cleaner

If the detergent method doesn’t work, you can use a commercial cleaner like glass cleaner to clean your windows, for example.

This sort of product is made specifically for dissolving oil and grease without creating streaks. It’s thus our recommended option when you decide to put your wallet into action.

All you have to do is apply the cleaner to the stained area. After that, using a cloth, scrub the area using circular motions. Then, using another cloth soaked in water, rinse the whole area and wipe dry.


If you’re still wondering how to clean Goo Gone residue, then it’s probably time you give WD-40 a shot. Start by spraying the whole area with WD40. Let the product work for about 5 minutes. Then, using a damp cloth, rinse the entire surface.

WD-40 help breaks down oil by loosening its molecules. Nevertheless, if you’re not sure that the surface you wish to clean can handle WD-40, we recommend trying it on a hidden section first.

5-Cornstarch/Baby Powder

If you have Goo Gone residue on your precious carpet or sofa, follow these steps. Thanks to the oily nature of Goo Gone, it can easily be absorbed by baby powder or cornstarch.

Simply sprinkle a liberal amount of the powder of your choice over the soiled area. Leave the powder for a few minutes to absorb the greasy residue before wiping it off.

This approach can be used on most surfaces. However, when using it on a carpet, be sure to vacuum thoroughly afterward to remove any of the powder that may have been left behind.

6-Rubbing Alcohol

Soak a cotton ball or a piece of fabric with Rubbing Alcohol. Then, start dabbing the Goo Gone residue until everything is gone. If the first application didn’t remove all the oily residue, you could repeat this operation.


As you may have seen, Goo Gone residue is relatively easy to remove. The main thing to remember is always to do a test of the product you want to use in an inconspicuous area of the surface you wish to clean. For example, WD-40 shouldn’t be used on door hinges, locks, polycarbonate, and clear polystyrene plastic.

It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. So, if you decide to try one of these tips to clean Goo Gone residue, we will highly appreciate knowing which one has caught your attention.

Also, if you’re used to cleaning your house using DIY techniques, we’ve made a guide on how to remove soap residue from the carpet. As you probably know, soap is often the go-to option when cleaning most surfaces, and when not used properly, it can leave residues that attract dirt quickly.

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