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Old 05-15-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Pulled up a carpeted area to go back to the old hardwood floors. Found where the previous owner put down sticky back tiles. Needless to say the sticky is still on the nice hardwood floor. Does anyone have any ideas what to reduce the stickiness prior to sanding?

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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The glue will have to be removed before sanding. If not it will gum the sandpaper up. I don't know of a chemical that will remove the glue without getting the floor too wet. Hopefully someone else will. Otherwise you will probably have to cover the floors or replace them.

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You could try some adhesive remover and a scrubbee but don't flood the floor with the juice. Paint it on with a brush then scrub it with the scrubbee then wipe it with a cloth with juice in it. Gonna take some time. May also get into and lift any prior finish that was applied earlier.
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i would try denatured alcohol or mineral spirits with plenty of ventilation. they will not hurt the floor. when putting poly down they recommend wiping the floors down with mineral spirits before the first coat .
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"when putting poly down they recommend wiping the floors down with mineral spirits before the first coat ."

I assume only for oil-based polys?
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We decided to put down a floating floor to save my back/sanity lol.

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