05:28PM | 10/25/05
Member Since: 10/24/05
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I just had a wood floor installed throughout the house(shine finish) and there are smudges all over, it might be dried up glue but im not sure. What would be the best way to clean this without of coarse damaging the wood.


03:40AM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
I would call the installation company or retailer and complain to get them back out there to finish their job.

They have the best products, solutions, and solvents for use in cleaning up adhesive residue, and in fact, should have performed this cleanup prior to leaving their job unfinished.

If that isnt an option, you need to find out what type of adhesive was used and use a general purpose solvent or cleaner guaranteed by the hardwood manufacturer or the adhesive manufacturer not to harm the finish layer on the hardwood flooring.

Using a solvent too strong or not approved could remove some of the finish wear layer or otherwise harm it causing asthetic or physical deterioration that could decrease the life of the wear finish layer.

Having said that, many use charcol lighter fluids and afta cleaning solution solvent for it, but i would suggest getting the installation company out there to finish their sub standard, unfinished work.

There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.


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