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Remove adhesive from tessalated floor

(Andy Crichton) #1

A question from reader, Toby.

[quote]I have been asked to renovate this old Victorian floor. Previous owners carpeted over it and the underlay has been stuck on.There is a lot of the adhesive on the floor that will have to be removed.I have tried thinners,turps and meths.Is there anything else you can suggest.


(darlic) #2

Yes wd40. If that doesn’t work use Autoglym tar / glue remover used for car detail work. If that doesn’t work I may use a heat gun, but be careful at a distance with plastic filling blade, should do the trick.

(tehomas ) #3

cellulose and a scraper or wire brush

(darlic) #4

a plastic scraper would be a safer routre?

(tehomas ) #5

a soft wire brush like brass

(darlic) #6

Bows in respect teho your a highly experienced painter/decorator with lots to teach.What do you
use theses for in your everyday work,

(tehomas ) #7

for removing paint from textured glass when someone has got paint on windows

(darlic) #8

i have only ever removed paint from flat glass,but now i no when i come across what to do.