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BV003402

03:34PM | 03/01/14
I am going to tile a slab. I removed the carpet and have yellow adhesive in some areas that was used to glue down the pad. My question is can I scape the surface and remove as much of the glue as I can, making the surface smooth, or do I need to get down to bare concrete before installing the tile ?

Tina89

04:47AM | 03/06/14
Member Since: 02/07/14
21 lifetime posts
Here are methods to remove carpet glue from concrete:

Step 1 – Scraping the Carpet Glue

Remove as much of the carpet glue as possible by scraping it using a razor blade scraper. The scraper can easily remove big chunks of the glue, which helps in getting the job done easily afterwards.

Step 2 – Use Boiling Water

Boiling water will soften up hard-to-remove glue. Pour the boiling water over the carpet glue and allow it to sit there for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not allow the boiling water to sit for too long or it will cool off. As the heat softens the glue, scrape it off using the razor blade scraper. This process is not applicable in some parts of the home, such as in areas where there are electrical outlets and cords. If such is the case, go to Step 3 and 5.

Step 3 – Use Iron and Newspapers

Connect the iron to an outlet plug and allow it to heat up moderately. Cover the concrete glue with newspapers. Run the iron over the glue covered in newspapers. The purpose of the newspaper it to avoid having the glue stick to the iron’s hot surface. When the glue is heated up, remove the newspapers and scrape off the softened glue. Repeat the process as often as necessary until all the glue is removed.

Step 4 – Scrub the Leftover Glue

To remove the glue that has not been removed from the concrete using the methods above, make use of a scouring pad to scrub what is left. In order to make the scrubbing more effective, mix one gallon of hot water with one cup of ammonia and a tablespoon of liquid detergent in a container. Pour the mixture on the concrete glue and allow it to sit for about three minutes. Scrub the concrete with the scouring pad until all the glue is removed. Rinse the concrete well with clear water afterwards.

Step 5 - Use a Mastic or Adhesive Remover

If there is still more glue left, or if all recommended methods fail, it is time to use an eco-friendly adhesive remover. It chemically softens the adhesive for quick and easy scraping. Apply the adhesive remover on the concrete floor covered with glue. Follow the manufacturer’s instruction. When the adhesive softens, scrape off.


Tina89

04:47AM | 03/06/14
Member Since: 02/07/14
21 lifetime posts
Here are methods to remove carpet glue from concrete:

Step 1 – Scraping the Carpet Glue

Remove as much of the carpet glue as possible by scraping it using a razor blade scraper. The scraper can easily remove big chunks of the glue, which helps in getting the job done easily afterwards.

Step 2 – Use Boiling Water

Boiling water will soften up hard-to-remove glue. Pour the boiling water over the carpet glue and allow it to sit there for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not allow the boiling water to sit for too long or it will cool off. As the heat softens the glue, scrape it off using the razor blade scraper. This process is not applicable in some parts of the home, such as in areas where there are electrical outlets and cords. If such is the case, go to Step 3 and 5.

Step 3 – Use Iron and Newspapers

Connect the iron to an outlet plug and allow it to heat up moderately. Cover the concrete glue with newspapers. Run the iron over the glue covered in newspapers. The purpose of the newspaper it to avoid having the glue stick to the iron’s hot surface. When the glue is heated up, remove the newspapers and scrape off the softened glue. Repeat the process as often as necessary until all the glue is removed.

Step 4 – Scrub the Leftover Glue

To remove the glue that has not been removed from the concrete using the methods above, make use of a scouring pad to scrub what is left. In order to make the scrubbing more effective, mix one gallon of hot water with one cup of ammonia and a tablespoon of liquid detergent in a container. Pour the mixture on the concrete glue and allow it to sit for about three minutes. Scrub the concrete with the scouring pad until all the glue is removed. Rinse the concrete well with clear water afterwards.


Tina89

04:51AM | 03/06/14
Member Since: 02/07/14
21 lifetime posts
Here are methods to remove carpet glue from concrete:

Step 1 – Scraping the Carpet Glue

Remove as much of the carpet glue as possible by scraping it using a razor blade scraper. The scraper can easily remove big chunks of the glue, which helps in getting the job done easily afterwards.

Step 2 – Use Boiling Water

Boiling water will soften up hard-to-remove glue. Pour the boiling water over the carpet glue and allow it to sit there for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not allow the boiling water to sit for too long or it will cool off. As the heat softens the glue, scrape it off using the razor blade scraper. This process is not applicable in some parts of the home, such as in areas where there are electrical outlets and cords. If such is the case, go to Step 3 and 5.

Step 3 – Use Iron and Newspapers

Connect the iron to an outlet plug and allow it to heat up moderately. Cover the concrete glue with newspapers. Run the iron over the glue covered in newspapers. The purpose of the newspaper it to avoid having the glue stick to the iron’s hot surface. When the glue is heated up, remove the newspapers and scrape off the softened glue. Repeat the process as often as necessary until all the glue is removed.

Step 4 – Scrub the Leftover Glue

To remove the glue that has not been removed from the concrete using the methods above, make use of a scouring pad to scrub what is left. In order to make the scrubbing more effective, mix one gallon of hot water with one cup of ammonia and a tablespoon of liquid detergent in a container. Pour the mixture on the concrete glue and allow it to sit for about three minutes. Scrub the concrete with the scouring pad until all the glue is removed. Rinse the concrete well with clear water afterwards.


Tina89

04:54AM | 03/06/14
Member Since: 02/07/14
21 lifetime posts
Here are methods to remove carpet glue from concrete:

Step 1 – Scraping the Carpet Glue

Remove as much of the carpet glue as possible by scraping it using a razor blade scraper. The scraper can easily remove big chunks of the glue, which helps in getting the job done easily afterwards.

Step 2 – Use Boiling Water

Boiling water will soften up hard-to-remove glue. Pour the boiling water over the carpet glue and allow it to sit there for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not allow the boiling water to sit for too long or it will cool off. As the heat softens the glue, scrape it off using the razor blade scraper. This process is not applicable in some parts of the home, such as in areas where there are electrical outlets and cords. If such is the case, go to Step 3 and 5.

Step 3 – Use Iron and Newspapers

Connect the iron to an outlet plug and allow it to heat up moderately. Cover the concrete glue with newspapers. Run the iron over the glue covered in newspapers. The purpose of the newspaper it to avoid having the glue stick to the iron’s hot surface. When the glue is heated up, remove the newspapers and scrape off the softened glue. Repeat the process as often as necessary until all the glue is removed.

Step 4 – Scrub the Leftover Glue

To remove the glue that has not been removed from the concrete using the methods above, make use of a scouring pad to scrub what is left. In order to make the scrubbing more effective, mix one gallon of hot water with one cup of ammonia and a tablespoon of liquid detergent in a container. Pour the mixture on the concrete glue and allow it to sit for about three minutes. Scrub the concrete with the scouring pad until all the glue is removed. Rinse the concrete well with clear water afterwards.


Tina89

04:54AM | 03/06/14
Member Since: 02/07/14
21 lifetime posts
Here are methods to remove carpet glue from concrete:

Step 1 – Scraping the Carpet Glue

Remove as much of the carpet glue as possible by scraping it using a razor blade scraper. The scraper can easily remove big chunks of the glue, which helps in getting the job done easily afterwards.

Step 2 – Use Boiling Water

Boiling water will soften up hard-to-remove glue. Pour the boiling water over the carpet glue and allow it to sit there for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not allow the boiling water to sit for too long or it will cool off. As the heat softens the glue, scrape it off using the razor blade scraper. This process is not applicable in some parts of the home, such as in areas where there are electrical outlets and cords. If such is the case, go to Step 3 and 5.

Step 3 – Use Iron and Newspapers

Connect the iron to an outlet plug and allow it to heat up moderately. Cover the concrete glue with newspapers. Run the iron over the glue covered in newspapers. The purpose of the newspaper it to avoid having the glue stick to the iron’s hot surface. When the glue is heated up, remove the newspapers and scrape off the softened glue. Repeat the process as often as necessary until all the glue is removed.

Step 4 – Scrub the Leftover Glue

To remove the glue that has not been removed from the concrete using the methods above, make use of a scouring pad to scrub what is left. In order to make the scrubbing more effective, mix one gallon of hot water with one cup of ammonia and a tablespoon of liquid detergent in a container. Pour the mixture on the concrete glue and allow it to sit for about three minutes. Scrub the concrete with the scouring pad until all the glue is removed. Rinse the concrete well with clear water afterwards.


BV015219

03:39PM | 11/29/17
the easiest and fastest way to remove any glue or mortar from a concrete floor would be to use a floor grinding tool like the PHX12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-X9SpkWER0

BV016703

04:58PM | 06/25/18
Too bad nobody answered her question, which was how much did she need to remove to make it suitable for tiling on. Not how to do it. I have the same question, and all I am finding is how to remove the glue, not how pristine the concrete needs to be before tiling or applying wood flooring.

BV017537

07:46PM | 09/28/18
I have fussed and fumed for three weeks trying to figure out how the remove decades old black glue that once held fiber carpet padding in an attached garage with cement floor turned into a 'bonus room' . I scraped for days and must admit I did get up most of the fibrous stuff but not the glue.

After reading the above article telling about using boiling water, I though, nah, that would be too easy. But I gave it a shot and OMG!!!!!!! IT ACTUALLY WORKS!!!!!

Work in small patches using a thin bladed, medium width, flexible putty knife and lots of cheap paper towels. Scrub afterwards with an old scrub brush and plain water. YES that means down on your hands and knees. After the ease with which the glue comes up, you can afford this bit of effort.


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