01:29AM | 06/01/14
Alot of people are telling me to use kilz and I can paint the floors after wards.. Then I have someone telling me no will not work.. The smell I have is the carpet was very old and the padding and the tile came up very easy.. So no dust under the tile. I have bleach the floors. And trying to figure out the easy way and the right way with out spending alot of money... I did use kilz in the bedrooms and its kills the odor of the old carpet. really dont think its the Black Mastic. We have carpet over that and no problems the rest of the house were painting the floor.. Any suggestions? Thanks


08:19PM | 09/21/14
I just wanted to let anyone looking into this issue know about a product we used, it's called bean e doo. I know weird name, it's made of soy beans and it removes the black mastic keeping the asbestos non friable. I think you can search the product and watch videos of the process. We had great success removing the mastic from concrete slab. We're not sure what to do on the second floor though.
Good luck all.


10:15PM | 01/13/16
Hello, I recently purchased a house and decided to put hardwood floors in. The area had carpet so I thought it would be a quick job to pull up the carpet. After pulling up the carpet I saw there were wood tile underneath. I decided to pull that up. Now I'm wondering if its asbesto, if I've been exposed and should I seek a doctor? I was totally unaware and was not properly dressed with safety attire.

Also, how do I remove this now?

I'm so lost...Help a woman out please...
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07:23AM | 02/20/16
I have removed layers and layers of asbestos from my kitchen and bathroom all the way to the subfloors to add ceramic tile. Huge difference in smell for the while home it made. I have an attic that had the tiles as well on the plywood where there is tons of black mastic. It smells like tar or some kind of old odor especially when it heats up in the summer. I've tried killz paint and didn't work. I know they sell mastic removers; which I'm using in my basement to seal the floor afterward. I'm thinking of just ripping the plywood out and putting new down since it creaks when you walk on it because they used nails.


09:26PM | 04/06/16
Citristrip! Apply at least an ⅛ inch thickness of gel. Leave it for 20-24 hours. This will turn the mastic and even any remnants of carpet backing to gel. On hardwood I follow with mineral spirits and steel wire brush wash. Easy with the brush.


09:48PM | 04/06/16
Citristrip picture didn't post so trying again. Black on right is untreated.
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01:12PM | 04/29/16
What product should be used to seal the glue?

For the scenario where someone takes off tiles and wants to just seal the glue rather than scrape it off. Then put floating floor or carpet over it.



11:40AM | 05/20/16
Does this look like it could contain asbestos? We pulled up old carpet and are redoing a house that was built in the late 50's. My husband believes it's the rubber backing that disintegrated after years of wear and tear. It's very dust like but some of it sticks to the floor but easily comes off with a sponge and water.


09:24AM | 06/09/16
I have them typical va tile with black glue to be safe assuming it's all asbestos tile comes up easily in full pieces no concern there. Then concern is there glue. Im gluing engineereed hardwood tested a spot and my new glue bonds to the mastic. My question is why can't it just lay over there black mastic
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