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05:49PM | 05/26/08
Member Since: 05/25/08
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I had prefinished hardwoods installed over the weekend. The installer was not careful and there is 1408 adhesive all over the floor like fingerprints. It has taken me five years to be able to afford hardwoods and I am disgusted and broken hearted. Someone please tell me I can get this stuff off the floors or some way to resolve this.

doug seibert

03:48AM | 05/27/08
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts

""Clean Up: Immediately clean any adhesive on prefinished

flooring with a clean, white, cotton cloth

and Roberts 1912 Solvent Cleaner or mineral spirits

(be careful not to harm finish). Do not allow the

solvent to sit on the hardwood surface. Clean tools

and equipment with the solvent before adhesive

cures. Wear rubber gloves when using adhesive.

Removal of cured adhesive from pre-finished

flooring, skin, tools and equipment is extremely

difficult. Wet adhesive can be cleaned from tools

and flooring with mineral spirits.""

"......measure Once.....cut Twice....

throw that one away and cut a new one...."


06:04AM | 05/27/08
Member Since: 05/25/08
4 lifetime posts
Thank you for responding. The installer was a referral from my neighbor and not a professional retail installer. I don't want to ever see his face again.


06:47PM | 05/27/08
Member Since: 05/25/08
4 lifetime posts
Bostiks ultimate urethane adhesive remover and a Mr. Clean magic eraser seems to be saving the day. Bostiks does not harm the finish and gives the floor a shine. If you are a very, very inexperienced DIYer, I would have some of this on hand BEFORE the installation, so that you could go over the floor immediately. Once the glue "cures" into the wood it is hard to get out.


02:10PM | 09/15/08
Member Since: 09/09/08
1 lifetime posts
I also had a friends refferal and there is glue and a film everywhere. I tried the bostik's but is it still there. Did you ever get it all off? I think I may have to have my floors refinished. I am sick over it.



10:04AM | 09/16/08
Member Since: 05/25/08
4 lifetime posts
I feel your pain. I used the bositiks fluid and a magic eraser. I came home every night for a week and scrubbed on my hands and knees spot by spot. I think I got most of it. I hope you do not have to refinish.

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