How to remove sticky residues off wall?

I set this room up when Ethan was little. It is filled with cute, colorful and educational wall stickers and posters. That was 5 years ago. Several days ago, Ethan said he has outgrown cute and colorful stuffs. Suddenly I felt my boy has grown so much! He asked if we could reinvent this room. I was stunned for a moment, unsure what to answer him. 

After thinking for some time, I agreed. Ethan is no longer a baby and I shall let this room ‘grow’ together with him.

Today we started tearing off the stickers and posters. We even removed the many origamis on the wall.  To my dismay, there are lots of sticky residues left on the wall :(

Ethan helped me scrape them off but they won’t totally come off. So susah nih!

I helped too but find it impossible to scrape these sticky residues away.

Finally I resorted to rubbing them using my thumb and sure enough, it works! But guess what? At the end of the day, with only a quarter of the wall done, BOTH my thumbs are suffering from blisters dy. 

I don’t know how I’ll be able to remove the rest of the sticky residues on the wall. Any of you have better ideas? Don’t tell me to use oil as it will only make the wall oily that I won’t be able to repaint it later. 

Someone told me to use steam iron as the heat and moisture will melt and loosen the glue and soften the sticker but I DON’T have a steam iron! >_<

Thinking of the 3/4 unfinished wall and my blistered thumbs makes me scared dy. 


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    How about wiping them with wet wipes? : D

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    Or cover these sticky residues with posters? Haha!!

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    Or wall paper the whole room lah LOL!

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    Covering the part of the wall with The Cars poster lor..I bet Ethan will love it!

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    Try using HAIR DRYER and heat it up for about 1 minute or so.. It should soften the glue :)

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    agree with ken.. i mean, try em.. :D

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    Yeah it actually also works better if you make them wet before you start rubbing them (omg sounds so wrong lol). Kepong Gangster review

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    You can try Sol-U-Mel from Melaleuca : Let me know if u want to buy, can help u buy with my m’ship :)

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    agree with Health Freak… try the Sol-U-Mel.. the bad side, a burn in pocket coz this small bottle of ‘magic’ is not cheap… :p

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    I also want to know. When you try anything that works, update us. :)

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    Try use hair dryer blow for few second, white it still warm remove with the knife.

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    best solution lo . . . kesian ur thumb :X

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    Rub using fingers surely can remove…tapi u dah tau apa akan jadi to ur fingers la kan merryn…kalau sikit xpe la. kalau banyak ..suffer maaa…heheh

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