Here’s a question I am often asked, all about old posters and old tape….
“I have a question for you which I meant to ask for a long time: I know that restorers use Bestine to remove tape off posters. I never used it. On the rare occasions that I need to remove scotch tape, I use lighter fluid. I wanted to buy Bestine but after reading all the cautions on the label I got spooked and decided to wait till I ask an expert.
So please tell me, in simple words, how “dangerous” is Bestine? Can a normal, responsible adult use it in his basement without fear?
Thanks in advance”
Nice to hear from you!
How to remove tape from posters, a good question…
I can’t get Bestine anymore. I think Enviro Canada has taken it off the shelves, it’s a little heavy and unfriendly on your organs. I use Lighter fluid as well.
An important reminder when using Bestine or lighter fluid:
Always use in a well ventilated area. Open the windows and doors have a fan blow the fumes away from you and out the window/door…
So unless it is very well ventilated then perhaps a basement is not the ideal location. 😉
That should do it my friend.
All the best,