Anyone out there know how to remove really really really tough stubborn never-gonna-move labels from chutney jars? I've tried soaking in very hot soapy water but they refuse to fade let alone budge, which is a shame because I've saved the jars because of their shape and really would like to use them. I could stick a label on top, I suppose, but it wouldn't be the same.
Try a Bic razor, but not a sharp knife or other such implement or you'll end up slicing a finger or two!
Use white spirit - it's magical stuff...
Coarse sandpaper is safer than a razor/knife and you get to keep your fingers.
Just give the label a good rubbing which breaks the surface and then soak and you'll find the label disintegrates. You may have the residue of the glue but you can just put a new label over it.
soaking with sugar soap might work.
aha! thank you
Bobby said:Use white spirit - it's magical stuff...