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Removing adhesive from concrete floor

Posted by Leanne on August 17th, 1998 07:05 PM
In reply to Removing adhesive from concrete floor by Len on August 1st, 1998 02:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

If you haven't started the removal process yet, here's
some advice. Put the remover on in *very* small
areas (like 3 sq ft) at a time. Then when you have
scraped off all the adhesive, wash the area & let it
dry before you move on to another.
I spent 16 hours this weekend removing a toxic
waste dump of my own creation in a back bedroom.
I finally got so disgusted by the muck that I used
nail polish remover (with acetone) and artificial
steel wool to scrub at the floor.
Wear a respirator - I bought the most expensive
one 3M makes & I couldn't smell a thing until I
took it off. Then I ended up turning fans on all
over my house (the product was supposed to be
I am now considering using MEK to finish off either
the floor or me. I am glad that this is the only
room that had old vinyl under the carpet. If I
could have put down sheet vinyl in the room, I
would have.
Also I used TSP to wash the floor afterwards & it
seems to cut through the muck somewhat.


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