Cleaning cement porch


Old 02-14-00, 08:06 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

We have a problem. The previous owner of our home laid down indoor/outdoor carpeting on the front porch. Have tried to scrape it off to no avail. The carpet came up but left rubber backing and glue. Is there anything I can use to take it up so I can lay ceramic tile down?
Sponsored Links
Old 02-16-00, 07:54 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

There are a number of ways:
1. 6" razor floor scraper. (A rental for a single use).
2. Adhesive or Semi Paste paint remover. (Both are nearly the same). The surface must be washed with TSP afterward, to clean up after the remover.
3. Toluene, a very nasty, toxic, flamable solvent.
4. A common Lye solution. To 3 quarts COLD water (mixed in a STAINLESS STEEL or CROCKERY POT only) slowly add 1 can common Lye while stirring. This is a CAUSITC solution and must be handled with care. The surface must be rinsed by "flooding" with water afterward, and neturalized with vinegar. The single advantage is cost.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: