If you have wine glasses with logos on them that you don’t want, here are 9 easy ways to remove the logo from wine glasses. You can use one of these ways or all nine of them, depending on the type of glue the manufacturer used to put the logo on the glass and your level of patience.
I suggest starting at the top of this list and working your way down as you see fit, because sometimes it takes several different methods to get the job done!
Number 1: Use a Sharpie
Heat up a sharpie with a lighter to burn away any glue residue. With a steady hand, use your trusty marker to cover over or remove logos on your wine glasses. Be careful not to mark up surrounding areas on your glass as well.
When you’re done, just wash it off with soap and water! Number 2: Try sandpaper: For example, if you want to remove a Monogram from a wine glass, try sanding it off with 60-grit sandpaper in small circular motions.
Try that several times; once all of it is removed you can rinse it clean under warm water and it should be gone for good!
Number 2: Dishwasher
First, remove any labels from your wine glasses by soaking them in hot water with a bit of dish soap. Rinse them clean under running water and allow to dry. Next, place your glasses in your dishwasher with a cup or two of vinegar and run through one cycle on regular heat.
This should help remove almost all logo’s left behind! The hot water and soap softens up any leftover adhesive that might still be on your glass while you rinse it off after. Then, you’re going to use an acid like vinegar to actually break down that leftover adhesive!
For dishes, most companies recommend using clear vinegar because it is odorless but really, any kind of vinegar will work just fine here!
Number 3: Use Seltzer Water
Using seltzer water to remove a wine glass logo is easy and effective. All you need to do is fill your sink with lukewarm water, add a cup of seltzer water and dip your glass in for about five minutes. After soaking, use a sponge to scrub off any leftover residue on your glass. Use cold water for best results.
Number 5: Try Stickers
Remember those pesky, sticky labels that you used to have to remove from everything? Well, you can still use them on your wine glasses! Simply place a small piece of masking tape over your logo, then apply stickers until there is no more stickiness.
Peel off and voila! Your logo is completely gone. Be warned, however, that some glass manufacturers label their products with permanent markers so if it doesn’t work for you – move on to another idea!
Number 6: Buy Plain Glasses
One of my favorite ways to remove a logo from a wine glass is simply by purchasing plain, clear glasses. You can buy some great and affordable ones at Amazon; just make sure you do your research first to ensure that you’re getting high-quality glasses for everyday use.
Now, I know what you’re thinking—you just spent good money on those logoed glasses and now you have to spend more? While it might seem like an additional expense, I’ve found that buying plain glasses is actually quite cost-effective because they last longer and they don’t get dirty as quickly.
Number 7: Use Soap and Salt
After you’ve cooled your wine glass off, fill it with warm water and soap. Make sure you give it a good soak and wash out any stubborn residue with some soapy water. Soap and hot water is actually a great way to remove adhesive from anything!
Fill up another bowl with salt and submerge your glass in there until all of logo has been removed.
Number 8) Use Toothpaste and Ice Cubes
This one is fairly self-explanatory, as long as you use non-gel toothpaste. If you don’t have any on hand, don’t worry – I did an experiment and found that plain old Colgate works just fine. Start by scraping off as much of your logo (or other design) as possible with a butter knife.
Then, fill a clean sink or bathtub with warm water and drop in two toothpaste-filled ice cubes to loosen up the adhesive on your glass.
Using a sponge, simply rub and wipe until all remnants of adhesive are gone from your glass. Wash with soap and water to remove any excess toothpaste, and let dry completely before using again!
The simplest way to remove a logo from a wine glass is to use rubbing alcohol and cotton balls. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball, then lightly rub the logo off with your finger. This should take less than 10 minutes, depending on how hard your logo is to remove.
Just make sure you don’t get any of it on yourself or your clothing! The other ways listed above will all do an excellent job of removing a wine glass logo as well. As always, be sure that you are using safety precautions and working in a well-ventilated area while performing these techniques.