hardwood floor under carpet

Old 10-11-07, 10:25 AM
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hardwood floor under carpet

I tore up the old carpet and found hardwood floors under there. the house is old (not sure how old). The padding was glued to the floor. Any advice on how to remove the glue?
Old 10-11-07, 10:57 AM
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Hi LuckieGirl, welcome to the DoItYourself.com forums

Here's a previous thread similar to yours that should help you out:

Old 10-11-07, 01:09 PM
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Didn' hit DIYaddict's link, so I may be repeating myself, but here's all you need:

Mineral spirits
Elbow grease
Good ventilation

Tedious, but it will work.
Old 10-12-07, 05:16 PM
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You're gonna have to sand it and refinish it anyway, so I would use the solvents mentioned with a flat scraper, take 90% of it off , then use a ScotchBrite pad on a floor polisher to remove the rest.

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