I am using and caring for a set of wooden chairs (hand-carved backs) belonging to a family member.
I need to add new felt pads to the feet of most of these, as some have had old ones fall off (the remaining pads now crushed, means all must be changed on a chair).
Last year I did this. However, some of the pads fell off as there was old adhesive and debris that prevented the new pads from adhering properly.
Today I tried sanding with 400 grain paper, but the adhesive on some of the feet is just too thick. I was thinking about something like Goo-Gone (citrus based) or Murphy's Oil Soap. However, these are very nice chairs with a lovely dark-red-brown color and shiny finish (don't know what kind of wood), and I don't want to change the color of the 'ankles' or risk a droplet running down the side that might burn away the darkness in a line on one of the legs after only seconds. I've searched a couple forums, but thought I'd expand my .SE network membership here.
The only thing I've found is that some people caution against using Murphy's on wood floors, and some advise it.