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Old 09-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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How to Remove Black Tacky (wet) Adhesive from Hardwood


I am going to refinish the hardwood floors in the house I recently purchased. In one bedroom they installed a wood look linoleum floor over the beautiful dark hardwood floor.

The tiles peel right up with just your hands, but there is a black wet/tacky adhesive on top of the hardwood floor that I have to safely, and hopefully easily, remove from the hardwood. HOW DO I GET THIS ADHESIVE OFF EASILY WITHOUT DAMAGING THE HARDWOOD FLOOR? PLEASE HELP.

Thank you, in advance!


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Old 09-29-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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You realize that the tiles and adhesive ptobably both contain asbestos? Only way that I know to remove it is scrape it. Any chemical might do permanent damage to the wood.


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