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Old 04-02-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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I pulled up some nasty looking old carpet in a bedroom and hallway. The pad was glued down (you can see the trowel marks) and the glue is a biatch to get up. I've scraped and chiseled what I could without wrecking the oak underneath but as you can see there is a lot left. Some of it scrapes easy on the places the old finish is hard, but some also appears to be into the wood itself. Will this come up with a sander? Also, if I do get it off, can someone help me with matching the finish in the adjoining bedroom. I cant tell if its stained or not (floor is red oak) but I dont think so, and I dont know what the finish is (oil-based, water-based, urethane, etc).

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Old 04-05-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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I would guess that sanding must get it up as long as you have enough wood to sand.

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I rented an orbital sander for the day and it worked like a champ on the stuff I couldn't scrape off. The floor was in good shape underneath. Here are some before and after pics.

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