COMMUNITY FORUM

This Old Barn

07:31AM | 01/03/02
Member Since: 01/02/02
4 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I posted this to the message area but I'm also going to stick it here too!

I have a black foam type of pad under carpeting dating to the 70's. It is a lovely shade of orange! Anyway, the deal with this pad is...when it was installed it was glued around the edges of the rooms but not the entire floor. The wood floors underneath of the carpet are lovely and I don't want to refinish and lose the 100 year old patina-if I can avoid this at all. What I have been able to do is this: I pull up a corner of the carpet and remove as much of this pad as I can but a thin layer remains. I then can rub this off of the floor (with my finger) using a lot of time and patience and there is no residue left behind. So, I am HOPING that there is some sort of treatment I can do to this pad residue to get it off QUICKER! I have a staircase to do as well and the pad was glued to the steps.

ANY ADVICE is welcomed and appreciated!


Iceman

10:05AM | 01/05/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Old,
Try using a hair dryer to soften the glue. Usually I use a citrus based stripper to remove old pad, but if you want to save the finish, I wouldn't recommend that avenue. Or, try a razor scraper and do it like porcipines make love: VERY CAREFULLY!! LOL
Len

hy

07:20AM | 01/06/02
Member Since: 07/11/00
80 lifetime posts
You can do your job using the PEEL AWAY 7 safely and easily. I already posted a reply on the FIX EM board that had this same question.

Andrea_R

04:55AM | 02/19/02
Member Since: 02/18/02
2 lifetime posts
I have a similar problem, but I think the carpet pad has been there longer. :-) The pad is a red color, I think it is rubber. Currently we are removing it with a putty knife, being careful not to scratch the lovely hardwood beneath. It either comes off in chunks (smallish) or crumbles into dust. It is also leaving an oily residue, which washes off.
Is there an easier way, or is elbow grease the way to go? It is stuck down the whole carpet area. I think it was from heat/sunshine or the lenght of time it was on there. Any ideas??? Anyone??

Andrea_R

09:50AM | 02/22/02
Member Since: 02/18/02
2 lifetime posts
I figured it out - a heat gun and putty knofe work wonders and it doesn't damge the floor. There is still a bit of residue left. i am going to try cleaning it with a scrub brush and either TSP or murphy's Oil Soap (diluted of course).

rpxlpx

10:23AM | 02/23/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Consider a PLASTIC putty knife, rather than steel to help prevent damage to the floor.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2