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Old 10-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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What is the best way to remove vinyl tile glue on wood floors so that they can be sanded and refinished?

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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.

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