I need to remove large amounts of colored duct tape from an old, rusty door. What is the cheapest and easiest way to accomplish this?
- Soak the duct tape in a few sprays of WD40 and if you can spray any beneath the tape, that would be best.
- Start peeling the tape with a scraper or a putty knife or a blade or by hand.
- Spray more WD40 over the peeled off duct tape and let it soak for 5 minutes or so and then scrape some more.
If you have any SOS Pads or steel wool, consider scrubbing the soaked duct residue with it as well.
I will suggest you a serious of methods. All you need is a blade, spray bottle,oil and some kerosene.
- By blade, try to peel out edge of tape that is stuck on door.
- If you can get a spray bottle, take some oil and water mixture.
- When you start peeling off from door, do not try to give it a full shot. Because, tape may break and you will have to do step 1 again.
- Instead apply force randomly. In between, if you find it tough to pull, soak adhesive part of tape with liquid taken in spray bottle and wait for it to take action.
In the case of oil, I would prefer you to use vegetable oil that you use in your home as a common lubricant. After taking away entire tapes, you can give door a nice rub with kerosene to remove left back adhesive particles.