Old carpet pad sticking to hardwood floor


Old 10-01-07, 07:28 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Old carpet pad sticking to hardwood floor

I just removed a carpet that was over hardwood floor. I got the carpet & tacks up but the pad was disintegrating and the only way it would come up is with a putty knife. It was like glue or gum, not brittle. Now there is a residue covering the floor, very tacky. What is the best way to take it off?
Sponsored Links
Old 10-02-07, 06:00 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,571
Received 94 Votes on 83 Posts
Mineral spirits, a scraper, lots of elbow grease and good ventilation. Not fun, but it will come off.
Old 10-03-07, 10:03 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mount Laurel
Posts: 6
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I sanded right over the gunked on carpet pad. I am not sure if you are refinishing the floor though.
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:
Your question will be posted in: