adhesive removal


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Old 03-19-06, 01:35 PM
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adhesive removal

I read doityourself.com's article on linoleum and the only thing it suggested for adhesive removal was acetone or lacquer thinner. I tried the acetone and also bought actual adhesive remover. The remover does work but it's still a LOT of hard work getting the old adhesive off. The floor below is concrete. Any EASY (or easier) way to remove the old adhesive? And any home remedies for blisters? LOL
 
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Old 03-19-06, 01:58 PM
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No easy way, this takes a lot of elbow grease.
 
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Didn't notice the blister part the first time I read your post. I put a layer of white athletic tape over blisters. Most commonly made by johnson & johnson, available in the sporting good department of stores like walmart and target.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 03:23 PM
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Thanks Mitch17! Not the answer I wanted, but thanks! LOL
 
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Old 03-20-06, 02:40 PM
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Heat gun and scraper work for adhesive removal.
 
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Old 03-20-06, 02:54 PM
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Thanks Twelvepole! I wondered if that might work. I will check it out!
 
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One more question please. I am going to be putting down vinyl tiles. There are three rooms that this will run through. A large office area and a doorway to the laundry room and a doorway to a bathroom. Normally I'd start in the middle of the room as you are supposed to, so in doing three attached rooms, would I start in the middle of the middle room and work my way out, or should I start in the VERY center of the three rooms? Or does it really matter?
 
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The best bet is usually lay the tiles down without the adhesive applied or exposed and see how everything fits. You'll eventually find an arrangement that pleases your eye the best, then start aplying them like that.
 
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Old 03-22-06, 08:08 PM
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Alrighty! Thanks Mitch17
 
 

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