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Old 09-13-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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Removing Linoleum backing paper from wood floors


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I have a circa 1950's style finished basement that I am going to start to remodel. The floor is a raised pine, about 2 inches off the cement foundation floor (I suppose they did it that way to keep it warmer & dryer- in the 8 years I have lived in the house there has never been water/moisture/etc. in the basement). The floor is covered by linoleum that is easy to lift up in most areas, but it leaves some black under-paper. I can scrape it up pretty easily with a putty knife, but there are stubborn areas. Does anyone know how to get the stubborn spots up easily without (too much) damage to the pine wood that it covers? I was thinking a mild paint remover? In the interest of cost savings, as the wood that I have seen is in good shape, and there are no soft spots, I want to have it refinished. Thanks for the assist!

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Perhaps the act of sanding the pine for refinishing will remove these spots?

I also wonder if the black paper contains asbestos?
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Someone once told me that they used kerosene to soften the backing and then used a drum sander to remove remaining material. If you are having some else sand the area then they may have experience with this method. If you are doing this yourself then have a fire extinguisher handy!
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Someone once told me that they used kerosene to soften the backing and then used a drum sander to remove remaining material. If you are having some else sand the area then they may have experience with this method. If you are doing this yourself then have a fire extinguisher handy!
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If you are going to have it refinished, just pull up the loose stuff and then let the professional get the rest off. He will be able to sand of the black stuff without any problems. Don't use chemicals to remove it. That black stuff is nasty and adding solvents to it makes worse.
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