We're pulling up carpet in a new-to-us house. There's a beautiful hardwood floor underneath that is in great shape except that there's some red/brown sticky goop spots left behind by the carpet padding. The padding is that multi-colored stuff and it seems like the red parts have melted or something. We don't know how long the carpet has been there, but it doesn't look like it's been there more than ten years. Under the goop, the floor finish is fine. I'd love to clean this stuff off and not have to completely refinish the floors.
The red stuff is still tacky. We can scrape most of it up, but it leaves behind a red film. What do you think we could use to clean this stuff up?