how can I remove carpet glue from hardwood flooring


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Old 05-15-13, 01:46 PM
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how can I remove carpet glue from hardwood flooring

I scrape a bunch of it off by hand in my hallway, but that took a long time and there is still a lot left. I am going to be removing some carpet in a bedroom that was glued down as well and I'm looking for some suggestions to get the stuff to come up easy with out damaging the hardwood.
 
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The wood needs to be refinished. The glue will sand right off.
 
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Remove glue.

You can remove glue with the help of acetone,it is a glue solvent try it.
 
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Acetone is pretty harsh to use and requires good ventilation. My first thought was mineral spirits and elbow grease but I like Sam's idea.
 
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IMO sanding is less work and the end result will be a LOT nicer!
 
 

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