How can I remove paper stuck to a metal sign without damaging the sign?

A couple of years ago I bought an old metal sign at an antique store. They wrapped it in paper that seems the same as they often use to wrap books. Today I wanted to put it on the wall and the paper is stuck to the sign for no apparent reason. The paper has no adhesive and did not stick to the back of the sign which makes me think that the "finished" side of the sign is causing the problem. It tears off in small chunks which then leaves paper stuck, just like you might expect with a sticker. I REALLY don't want to damage the sign, so what could I do? Should I soak the whole thing in water? Mineral oil? Eucalyptus oil? Vinegar? Any suggestions?
Asked Aug 14, 2015
Did you ever figure out how to remove the newspaper from the signs? My son recently purchased some old signs at an antique store and we are having the same issue. The newspaper is stuck to them and I do not want to damage his signs in any way but I need to get the paper off of them.
Fireyz Oct 05, 2017
Utilize a moist fabric to pre-treat the sticker, permitting the dampness to absorb around the edges. Rub the sticker while wet to help evacuate the top layers, contingent upon the nature of the sticker itself. In the event that it's despite everything stuck on there, take the plastic disposable cutter and delicately strip up the sticker around the edges to expel as much as you can.You can evacuate any residual paper and glue straightaway. Locally acquired glue removers are unforgiving (both on your fingers and the surface your sticker is on), so a natively constructed arrangement is ideal. To make, join one tablespoon coconut oil and one tablespoon heating pop. Combine it in a little compartment, and utilize a bit of material to apply it to the surface. Back rub it in.
Answered Jan 29, 2020
To remove a sticker from stainless steel, start by soaking a soft cloth in mineral, baby, or olive oil. Next, dab the oil directly on the sticker and let it sit for 5 minutes to dislodge the sticker from the surface. Then, wipe the area with the oil-soaked cloth to remove the sticker and any adhesive it left behind.
Answered Jan 29, 2020

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