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Diane Rule 10-30-2006 11:46 AM

Flooring
 
Hi, I'm new on the site, and boy do I need HELP!!!
I have removed carpet from a room and found beautiful hard wood flooring. Now I need help in knowing how to remove the carpet tape that is around the edges... Dry, brittle, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, DR:(

dougrus 10-30-2006 08:58 PM

I am assuming that it doesnt just "peel up" easily...Never encountered this before, as all the carpet I have ever pulled up was secured with "tack strip"..... Is it indoor/outdoor carpet that you pulled up? I removed some of that once and it had tape and it came up easily...
Maybe try a little water and a putty knife?

Diane Rule 11-06-2006 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougrus (Post 22317)
I am assuming that it doesnt just "peel up" easily...Never encountered this before, as all the carpet I have ever pulled up was secured with "tack strip"..... Is it indoor/outdoor carpet that you pulled up? I removed some of that once and it had tape and it came up easily...
Maybe try a little water and a putty knife?

Thanks for the hlep. I did find a putty knife worked, and I put my hair dryer close to where I was working on the tape. It softened it just enough to keep a slow pull... Finally got it .:) Thanks again.

dougrus 11-06-2006 11:42 AM

Not a problem. :thumbsup:

YourWayPainting 11-07-2006 12:59 PM

Welcome Dianne.


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