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Old 10-27-2010, 05:13 AM   #11
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So I made a visit to Kinko's and poured some milk today. Amazing!!! Worked like a charm. I used skim milk (because that is what I had on hand). Perfect!!!

I pinged my old chemistry teacher from high school about this, and this is his explanation:
"when milk dries, it turns into sticky stuff ;-) I'm pretty sure that its the casein protein in milk acts as an organic adhesive. I assume skim milk is better because the removal of the fat doesn't change the casein concentration but may let the milk-ture (I just invented a new word for "milk mixture") dry quicker."

Cool stuff!

Here's a pic of my labels going on. I soaked/dipped them right into a platter of milk, and then stuck them on, and used a paper towel to smooth them out and push the excess milk off the label. Really no need to use a brush to paint them on.

Here's a pic. Hopefully, it gets uploaded ok.


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Old 10-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #12
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nice!

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Maybe this is obvious, but if you have a color laser printer at home you don't need to go to Kinkos.

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Old 10-28-2010, 03:47 PM   #14
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How well does a milk stickied label hold up in a cooler of ice?

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i wouldnt imagine very well as it would dissolve all of the adhesive milk. but then again, most beers if placed in a cooler will have their labels come off. i know its not something i would worry about...

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How well does a milk stickied label hold up in a cooler of ice?
As an added benefit, putting milk stuck labels in the cooler of ice will wash the labels off for you, killing two birds with one stone.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:46 PM   #17
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I don't have a color laser printer at home. Kinko's isn't too bad. A couple bucks, and it's a lot higher quality. Plus I use their cutting table. Better than scissors.

One of the bottles started sweating pretty good and even with all the moisture, it didn't seem to budge. I'm sure with a soak, it will come off pretty easily though. I'm still amazed at how well those labels hold.

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What would be a good spray adhesive that would still come off easily?
Milk in a spray bottle
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brilliant

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In a pinch, double-sided tape worked well for me...

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