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Old 09-28-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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Removing carpeting adhesive from wood stairs?


I removed the old carpets from my staircase and the underyling wood looks in real great shape, so I will refinish and clean up and leave just like that. The only question I have is: what is the best way to remove the remnants of the glue that was used to secure the padding in place?

- I read that Krud Kutter is good.

- What about Goo Off. Is it too strong, will it stain the wood?

- Or what about just light sanding?

Like I said, I will be refinising the wood, so minor issues resulting from the removal of the glue are not that big. I just don't want to completely ruin the wood.

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P550, I like WD-40 as a general purpose lube, cleaner and protector.
I buy it in gallon cans and mostly use it in a spray bottle.

http://www.wd40.com/files/pdf/wd-40_2042538679.pdf

The Spray Bottles are sometimes hard to find.
I think the retailers would rather sell WD-40 in those big markup aerosol cans.

http://www.amazon.com/WD-40-10000-Sp...211540&sr=1-12

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I have used Krud Kutter and it works reasonably well. Test the wood though to make sure you do not get staining.
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Really depends on if it was a water based carpet glue, or solvent based. If it's water based, it will shatter when ya sand the floor with a drum sander & not clog the paper. If it's solvent based, you'll need to use a carpet adhesive remover. You should be able to buy it from most carpet retailers. Mine carries it in the 5 gallon container. If you have to go that route, be sure to ventilate the area well & wear the appropriate respirator. That stuff is nothing to play with. It'll make ya loopy in a matter of minutes.
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