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jeksj 10-06-2012 03:48 PM

Vinyl Tile adhesive
What is the best way to remove vinyl tile glue on wood floors so that they can be sanded and refinished?

oh'mike 10-06-2012 03:55 PM

What color adhesive? How old ?

If the adhesive is black and looks like tar---scrape it off with a paint scraper---that is cut back--and may contain some asbestos--

Extra care must be taken when sanding that also.

Let us know---

ToolSeeker 10-06-2012 04:33 PM

If it's not the black stuff, they make adhesive removers. Depending on what is will probably determine how well it works, in my opinion worth a try.

jeksj 10-06-2012 05:04 PM

It is a glue like substance (kind of like tree sap) with some black that looks like tar. I have half of the tiles up so far - will a sander be able to get off the adhesive or will I have to get that off first prior to sanding? Thanks so much for responding!! :)

rusty baker 10-06-2012 05:48 PM

Do not sand the black adhesive. It probably contains asbestos.

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