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Old 09-13-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Another old mastic or glue question ...


So, I pulled up my carpet and the padding behind it, and found brown stuff on the sub-floor. It didn't hold the carpet or padding down; it just seems to have been there for the previous flooring.

How concerned do I need to be about this? I'm not planning to scrape at it, but I think I saw bits on brown stuff on the back of the carpet as I was throwing it out the window. I was thinking about just prying out the tackboard, and covering the floor with a primer of some sort. I can't afford new flooring right now; I pulled it out as it's in my sons room, as he has a dust allergy.

I've got a HEPA vacuum; should I vacuum the floor?

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Old 09-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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Another old mastic or glue question ...


Could be old adhesive, could be deteriorated foam carpet backing, could be anything. If your son has dust allergies then what other choices do have other than to HEPA Vac it and get it out of there.

Any shellac will then seal the floor and make it more cleanable.

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Another old mastic or glue question ...


So would simply putting a sealing primer on it be a bad idea, so as to encase whatever it is, and go from there?
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Another old mastic or glue question ...


...you're not going to vacuum up the dust first?
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Another old mastic or glue question ...


Sorry, yes, of course.
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Another old mastic or glue question ...


Vac and go I suppose!

Shellac or polyurethane should tighten things up for while.

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