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Stripping wood floors

Posted by Kris on January 11th, 2002 08:50 AM

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Any advice will be appreciated on this. I removed some old carpet to find wood floors underneath, but there was a hard yellowish white residue left on the floors. According to a flooring sales person I spoke to, this was caused by the latex backing on the carpet becoming embedded in wax buildup on the floors. He recommended wood floor stripper (using Bruce brand) and lots of scraping. It's working, but slowly. It takes about an hour to do a 2'x3' section, and I've got a whole room and hallway to do. The scraping is getting exhausting and tedious. These are veneered wood floors (not solid) with a polyurethane finish. I thought of using a heat gun to soften the latex, but am afraid of burning the wood. Does anyone have any suggestions that might make this job go faster/easier?

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