By Noreen Doll.
I found this interesting old Wooden Nickel.
A few decades ago this was a very popular way to commemorate an occasion with an inexpensive souvenir that would also raise a little money.
Unfortunately, this wooden nickel had the residue of a sticky tag that had not been completely removed. And it had been that way for 50 years.
I’ve found that tags need to be removed completely as soon as possible if you want to avoid having a stained or sticky spot left behind.
One way to remove a stubborn adhesive tag is to apply heat to soften the glue. I used a hair dryer for this.
I needed to heat this wooden nickel several times to scrape off the sticky price tag.
Ultimately I was able to peel off the stuck tag, but it left a stain behind.
Even though the paper and glue residue of the tag have been completely removed, some kinds of materials (such as wood and paper) are absorbent and will hold a stain which may be difficult or impossible to remove.
I haven’t decided whether to leave this wooden nickel as it is, or to oil the back of it to see whether the absorbed oil would lessen the darkness of the stain.
© Noreen Doll