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Old 06-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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Need Help Getting Glue Off Wood Floors

Our floors are 3/4" hardwood (teak).

Like a dummy, I set down some sheets and poly'd some wood over it on stands. However, some of the poly dripped onto the sheets...essentially gluing the sheets down to the wood.

I didn't realize this until everything dried and I went to clean up. Tried to pull the sheets up, and they were stuck in places to the floor.

Whats left here is essentially the poly that "dripped" onto the floors and dried.

I've only tried getting it off with "Good Gone".

Any recommendations on how to get this poly off the floors without damaging the floors?!

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Going to have to sand and refinish those areas.
They make a really thick foam backed sanding disk just for refinishing hand scrapped flooring.
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I assume your talking about oil based Polyurethane?

I doubt you will be able to remove it by any means short of refinishing like Joe suggested.
Goo Gone type products might work if it was water based polly, but those products have no effect on oil resins. Anything that will dissolve or soften the oil base, like lacquer thinner, will also dissolve your floor finish.

You might use a razor and very carefully shave off some of the blobs and buff it out. That might help some, be carefully though you could also make it worse.
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