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Posted by jb on November 6th, 2001 01:21 PM
In reply to Removing sticky residue from hardwood floors. by Stephanie on November 6th, 2001 11:30 AM [Go to top of thread]

I may be wrong, but someone once told me that this black linoleum backer paper was thick with asbestos. I would take care to keep the dust down, not breath it in, keep it from spreading throughout your house and dispose of it is sealed bags. Usually, I just take it off with the drum sander that I sand the wood floor with, using the real rough grit paper; the one that looks like it has little pebbles stuck to it b/c it is so rough - just so long as the drum sander has a good dust bag and you wear a respirator. I'm assuming that you are sanding the floor to refinish it. I wet it a little, just before sanding, to keep the dust to a minimum. No pools of water to soak in as this can turn the oak black sometimes...

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