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Old 01-10-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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cleaning poly off vinal flooring

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I am in the final stage of finishing a complete apartment renovation and have refinished my hardwood floors. This is the first time I've sanded and refinished floors and the job had it's share of problems but, came out beautiful in the end (god bless you people who refinish floors for a living) The problem is that; some Parks oil based poly found it's way to my new vinyl flooring and was covered by cardboard for several days. The spot is about 6 square inches and could be covered with a small carpet if all else fails but, I would like to remove it without damaging the vinyl if possible. Iím thinking of recreating the spill on scrap vinyl and trying mineral spirits to insure that I can remove the poly without damaging the vinyl.
Any suggestions?


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Old 01-10-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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if the poly is cured it will be difficult to remove. Not cured use lacquer thinner. Mineral spirits will do nothing to it. Next try something like Paint'N'Peel remover. This will get it up with no scraping and no damage to the tiles.


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