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KimO

12:49PM | 11/22/99
Member Since: 11/21/99
2 lifetime posts
We recently bought a home and pulled up adhesive backed carpeting to reveal hard wood floors in relatively good condition. In one room, however, pieces/section of the paper and adhesive remain. How can I remove it without removing the bulk of the finish on the floor (I'm not ready to refinish yet!)

Kim

JimNicholl

06:08AM | 01/30/00
Member Since: 01/29/00
1 lifetime posts
Kim, did you ever come up with a soltion to getting the adhesive backing off the floors? I've got the same question, but our carpetting (indoor/outdoor) was glued to the front porch. I want to get back to the original concrete without wrecking thee whole porch! Thanks for any help.
Jim

bogeboy

05:24PM | 03/14/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
4 lifetime posts
HI, you can try "goof -off" (chemical name
xylene) but try first on inconspicuous place,
if that is too harsh try denatured alcohol.
good luck!


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