Bottle Labeling Tips
Choosing your bottles:
Our beer and wine labels work with most bottles. You’ll want to make sure the straight part of the bottle is taller than your custom labels, otherwise the label may wrinkle around the edges. Avoid bottles with funny shapes and textures.
How to remove existing labels:
Fill your sink or a bucket with enough water to submerge the labels. We recommend using room temp water to preserve the alcohol inside the bottle. Next put 1 tablespoon of baking soda (or Oxyclean) for every 2 cups of water. Agitate the water with your hand or spoon. Let the bottles soak for a few hours or overnight. Often the labels will come off on their own but some may need a little help. Try a scrubbing sponge.
For sticky stubborn residue try Goo Gone®, nail polish remover, coconut oil, rubbing alcohol or Magic Erasers®. Chances are you already have one of these items in your home.
If there is sticky residue from a previous label there will be bumps under your new labels.
Next, rinse and dry your bottle.
Labeling your bottles:
Prepare your bottles by ensuring they are room temp and dry. Do NOT try applying the labels to chilled bottles, as the adhesive will not stick. Chill bottles after applying labels.
Wash your hands to remove any oil from your fingers. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and legs together. Lay the bottle on your thighs and use two hands to apply the label. Start with the MIDDLE first, and work your way outward to avoid any bubbles from forming. Stay away from the curvy part of the bottle. Your label will wrinkle around the edges if applied on a curve.
You may reposition if your label isn't perfectly straight on your first application attempt. Carefully peel and try again. Make adjustments promptly, labels become permanent over time.