Painting over floor adhesive?

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Old 07-07-20, 07:20 PM
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Painting over floor adhesive?

I accidentally went at some cracks inside of a neglected closet with vinyl flooring adhesive instead of spackle (I have many lame excuses - similar container to Drydex, inattentiveness, low lighting, late night, forgot I even had a tub of adhesive). The closet interior is now covered with large sticky spots. Can I just paint or spackle over the adhesive? This does not have to be a "correct" or lifelong fix - but I'd like to make the closet usable and not sticky. I'd like to avoid a major adhesive removal project. Any advice appreciated.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 02:14 AM
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If I'm not mistaken most vinyl adhesives are water soluble, if so it shouldn't be overly difficult to remove it.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 04:04 AM
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This does not have to be a "correct" or lifelong fix
Dont take this personally but IMO coming to a DIY site where all the participants really try to offer "good" advise then asking for a hack repair kind of goes against the grain.

You created a mess for what ever the reason, the best advise is to find a solvent to remove and then go back to the correct solution.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 04:30 AM
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Why not just install some vinyl after all you probably still have some glue left.
 
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