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Adhesive remover

Posted by amy camberos on June 27th, 2002 06:56 PM
In reply to Vinyl floor adhesive removal by Tek on June 26th, 2002 03:58 PM [Go to top of thread]

I recently removed vinyl flooring that was installed when my house was built in 1955. What I found was some scarey black tar paper on top of adhesive. My husband and I tried scraping for a whole day with no luck. What I finally did was score the area the best I could and then poured white vinegar on it and let it sit over night. It worked! The vinegar ate the adhesive so the paper then peeled right up. I originally thought that I'd have to replace the subfloor for sure. But honestly soaking the area with plain old white vinegar really worked. Good luck!

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