How Do You Get Glue Off Hardwood Floors?
Hardwood floors look great in your home. You have just removed old carpet and found that you have beautiful hardwood floors that just need a bit of tender loving care to bring them back to their elegance. There is glue on your hardwood floor. How do you get rid of it? Here’s how. Get a bucket of warm water and apply it to the floor. Use a paint scraper and try to scrape it up, being careful not to scar your floor. Use mineral spirits, acetone or paint thinner to loosen the glue, if it is in a small area. Wear gloves, have the windows open for ventilation and take a rag and wipe some of the mineral spirits, acetone or paint thinner onto the glue. This should soften it so that you can scrape it off. Use old sandpaper on a dry floor, using a coarse grade, and sand with the grain of the wood. Again, you will have to get close to the glue. Put down your knee pad and get on your hands and knees to sand the floor, making sure that you are wearing your gloves to protect your hands. Always assu