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I have been researching this same question because I have about 1000 sqft of hardwood floors that have been covered by linoleum tile, carpet adhesive, paint overspray, and vinyl flooring glue. I found a few solutions on the internet and am going to try them this week. The most promising options I've seen are: Hand scrape with a solvent that will not stain ...


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There are many discussions on this to be found. The bottom line is that any product has a parabolic curve of off-gassing over time. It reaches extremely small quantities after a few days of suitable curing conditions, and is almost at zero after a few weeks. Very few people would detect substantial odor after that. I finished my office desktop with ...


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Yes of course you can install a hardwood floor in your kitchen, you just have to wipe up any spillages and water quickly and also look at getting the correct maintenance carried out in that area more frequently.


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Best answer.....use an arched back black scraper with a utility blade. Set it down on the floor and scrape with the grain of the wood. Do not dig or gouge. You will remove 90 % of the mess. Now the fun part. Clean rags, goof off type hand cleaner that is slightly abrasive. It will take the residue off almost instantly with just medium pressure. Work in a ...


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3/4" gap all around has been the norm that I have seen on old house installs. If the drywall is high enough to make that gap to the framing all the better. That way the gap could be bigger and the base will still cover if you choose to not have shoe mold as many new installs nowadays go that way. The biggest issue for solid wood floors over a large area is ...


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just go to youtube and search for lacquer sticks. they are the best way to make tough, perfect match repairs to wood. you can buy them at lee valley and other places.


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Avoid the dust of sanding. Citristrip Gel. Orange color in plastic bottle. Get a quart, an $0.85 cent throw away brush, a 4 inch scraper (I prefer steel), a 1 inch putty knife, and a cheap plastic bucket. Put the gel on at least an eighth inch tuick on a square foot and leave it for 18-20 hours. It should eaisly scrape off.



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