I recently installed some outdoor type - low profile carpet on my new office floor. The adhesive used was TEC multi - purpose carpet adhesive. The mastic bled through in a number of spots throughout the carpet (probably too much mastic). I was told the mastic would dry clear and therefore not be a problem. It was installed this past Thursday, today is Sunday, I see no difference; even though the room is well heated with an added fan for good circulation.

How can I remove the bleed through mastic?

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This will vary depending on the particular product. For TEC 706 Universal MultiPurpose Adhesive, the product data sheet says:


Remove fresh adhesive from face of flooring with warm, soapy water. Dried adhesive must be removed with mineral spirits.

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