How to Remove Sticker Residue From Macbook and Laptop?

The world is full of wired trends, and one such trend is the world of Laptops and Macbooks. We do not know the exact reason for it, but maybe because stickers look cool on Laptops and Macbooks, that is why many users tend to have stickers on the lid of their MacBook and laptop.

So a few days back, I found some new stickers, and now I have nowhere to stick the new ones. To do so, I had to remove the older ones. While I was doing so, I realized that a whole community of macbook users had gone through this mess.

Mostly, the urge to remove the sticker or sticker residue is felt when one has to sell the laptop and macbook. Buyers might not prefer Laptops and Macbooks stickers.

Now you must be wondering if it will be easier to pull off a sticker from the lid of a MacBook and Laptop. Well, taking off the sticker is indeed an easy job. The real problem starts when the sticker residue would not come off.

Moreover, that sticky residue will capture dirt and other sticky things to make that worse. Therefore, for every macbook user having stickers on his macbook, learning these few tricks to remove the macbook stickers and sticker residue is imperative.

In this article, I have provided the methods I used to remove that sticky residue that works for both MacBooks as well as laptops.

You might be thinking that some soapy water would be an excellent way to remove the residue, but what if that residue will damage your MacBooks and Laptop screen? No one wishes to lose an entire macbook while removing the sticker residue.

How to Remove Sticker Residue From Macbook and Laptop

Methods to Remove Sticker Residue From Macbook’s or Laptop

Here we will be discussing a  few effective ways to remove that sticker residue from your Laptop and Macbook. You can try any of these, depending on the availability of the materials.

Using tea tree oil

Using tea tree oil

You might have heard that tea tree oil is beneficial for bruises and acne, but it is also great for removing the stubborn sticker residue.

For those who are still questioning this method, let us explain the reason for tea tree oil is an excellent rescue in this regard.

So first, you need to understand the composition of the sticker residue. It is an oil-based glue in most cases. Therefore, anything that is oily can easily make it go. You must have studied in your science class that dissolves like.

Now, what do you need to do? Nothing much, all that is required along with a few drops of tea tree oil is some cotton. If the sticker residue is very tiny, and you do not want to have an oily Laptop and macbook lid, then it will be better to use Q-tip.

Simply pour a few drops of the tea tree oil on the cotton, and lightly rub it on the sticker residue. Keep doing it for a few minutes, and you will see that the sticker residue will come off.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing Alcohol

As many people would not like to have a light greasy and oily Laptop top lid, therefore, for them the best way would be to get the rubbing alcohol. Fortunately, you do not have to struggle much to get rubbing alcohol, it is available in nearly every grocery store.

As mentioned earlier, the sticker residue is a type of greasy material, so the reason why rubbing alcohol will be the best way to remove it, is the quality of rubbing alcohol to degrease anything.

Sometimes, it gets really tough to remove oily stains from various surfaces. Thus, in those cases, one can use rubbing alcohol.

To remove the sticker residue, you will need a few rubbing alcohols and some cotton drops. Pour some drops of alcohol on cotton, then slightly and gently rub it on the sticker residue.

If you do not wish to get into a mess, you can use alcohol wipes. They are easier to use.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

If you find it really tough to remove the sticker residue, and you are now tired of it. Then for the last resort, you can try using some hard agents.

Hydrogen peroxide is harmful to your skin, so you must take all the precautionary measures to avoid any kind of injury. All you need is some cotton pads and the hydrogen peroxide solution. If you are worried that it might damage the laptop’s surface, you may dilute it with some water and try. However, it is the best solution for Goo and other sticky glues.

Particularly when the stickers are stuck with water-based glue, in those cases, you will be unable to remove them with an oil-based agent.

Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover

Girls! Where are you? If you have a sister, then you also do not need to rush to the grocery or drug store. Nail polish removers work like rubbing alcohol, and they work really fine for any sticker residue. Have some of it on the cotton pad, and rub it gently on the sticker residue.


Removing any type of sticker residue from the laptop or macbook is possible. You must think of the possible ways and a few materials that can dissolve the glue. It will only take a few minutes to remove the residue.

Frequently asked questions

Can I remove stickers from the laptop?

Yes, you can. It is very easy, to peel them off with your hands.

Should I remove intel stickers from the laptop?

No, you must not. You might need to sell or repair the laptop, in that case, you must have the original intel stickers on the laptop.

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