Must Get Label Glue Off Preprimed Lumber
Question: I request that someone please identify a product and/or process that will help to quickly remove an incredibly sticky and resistant label "glue" from the surface of pre-primed dimension lumber.
Product: Pre-primed pine branded CMPC Maderas S.A. of Santiago, Chile, sold in Maryland by Home Depot.
Problem: A 3" x 4" plastic label is attached to the good side of each piece of lumber with an amazingly sticky glue. (The UPC is glued to the not-as-good side.) We've been able to remove the plastic labels intact. However, the glue is left on the surface. We've tried a virtual chemistry lab trying to find an efficient way to removed these labels.
These didn't work:
(1) Isopropyl alcohol; (2) Denatured alcohol (ethanol & methanol; (3) Spray Nine; (4) Orange Glo; (5) 409; (6) Goo Gone; and (7) Bug and Tar Remover.
One product so far shows a little promise:
A product called De-Solv-It Contractors Solvent. But it's very slow going and the results aren't ideal.
(1) Talked with the lumber guy at Home Depot, where we bought the lumber. He recommended a product sold by... Home Depot, of course -- it didn't work. In all fairness, he was very earnest and I'm sure he meant to help.
(2) Called CMPC in Santiago, Chile. I left a message with an employee and a gentleman returned my call the next day. Turned out he was not in the right division. He promised to find someone in the lumber department. Our mutual language barriers didn't help, but that's certainly not his fault. Information from the mill is still pending.
So... perhaps some of you ladies and gentlemen have purchased this particular pre-primed lumber product that seems to have labels welded to the surface. If you've solved the glue removal problem, we'd be very grateful if you would share the "secret."
Thanks so much!