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I attached few pieces of masking tape to a linoleum floor to help a child with her exercises (long jump kid-style). Now when I removed the tape, there is residue left through the whole length of the tape.

How do I remove residue from masking tape? Ideally with generic stuff or products of FMCG giants (P&G, Unilever, Johnson&Johnson to name a few), not branded things from DIY shops (like WD-40 or Goof-Off), as items like WD-40 or Goof-Off are too rare in the area where I live. Even better if it's child- / prengancy-friendly (I realise the latter is too unlikely to exist, so it's really optional).

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Have you tried just soapy water? –  Steven Jul 2 at 18:17
    
Have you tried vinegar? It is quite effective. –  treeNinja Jul 2 at 19:21
    
@Steven I tried Fairy and it didn't help. –  yurkennis Jul 3 at 4:25
    
You mentioned Goof-Off... At the risk of sounding like this is a response to a product recommendation, I'll say that this product works reasonably well. You'll still have to clean its residue up, of course, but still. –  alt Jul 3 at 5:54
    
@alt Please go ahead and add this as an answer, it's absolutely legit IMHO. –  yurkennis Jul 3 at 18:57

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I applied Cif and left it for a quarter of hour, then wiped it off--it removed almost all the residue.

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You mentioned Goof-Off... At the risk of sounding like this is a response to a product recommendation, I'll say that this product works reasonably well. You'll still have to clean its residue up, of course, but the product on its own does what it advertises.

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I've had better luck with Goo Gone for sticker residue. For one application in particular, Goof-Off actually just ended up creating a gummy mess. –  Doresoom Sep 2 at 17:13

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