Friday, March 30, 2007

Wine Label Removal Made Easy

Thanks to a tip from Big Daddy Dolby Sr. I was able to remove a wine bottle label in perfect condition and with little effort on my part.

It really doesn't get much better - great results for small effort, those are the projects I love.

The tip is from Mr. Dolby Sr. via Melissa.

To get those pesky wine labels off of the bottle, put the bottle in the oven on low heat. Eventually the glue heats up and you can peel the label right off the bottle in one nice piece.

I set the oven to 200 degrees and left the bottle in the oven for about 45 minutes. I was able to start the removal in one corner and then pull off the entire label. The label comes off with the back side being very sticky. I put my labels on an acid free piece of paper and smoothed out any bubbles. To make sure the labels stayed nice and flat as they cooled, I set the piece of paper on the counter label side down and put a heavy object on top of the paper.

My perfectly preserved label.

The naked bottle.