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Why? and if so Here's how

Posted by terrya on January 19th, 1998 09:57 AM
In reply to Linoleum Removal by Bruce on January 18th, 1998 04:23 PM [Go to top of thread]

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First question that comes to mind is why are you
removing the linoleum? Today, you can get
adhesive to put down most anything over old
But, if for some reason(s) (ie: bad spots in
current areas or not adhered 100% in all areas)
...and you are forced to remove the linoleum,
unfortunately, there is only one way and it is
extremely labor intensive.
1. Score the linoleum with a sharp utility knife.
Do this in long "cuts" approx 6" wide.
2. Pull off the top layer of the linoleum.
3. Then (here's the hard part), with a very
sharp floor scraper, you must literally scrape
off the rest of the linoleum backing and the
old adhesive.

We have found the Red Devil wall paper scraper to
be the most effective (we've done this 4 times in
the last 8 years). Buy lots of extra blades.
Beware of the blisters as they are coming!!!
good luck

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