I have old peel and stick vinyl tiles coming up off my vinyl flooring. I want to keep the floor underneath.
What gets rid of glue residue but is safe to use in house?
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The approach is usually progressive. You try a less aggressive cleaner to see if it works, and if not, then move on to a more aggressive. At some point, you may find that the cleaner damages the surface, so test in an inconspicuous area.
I would use paper towels and a mild scrubbing pad, and I would use cleaners in the following order:
I have found an easy way if you are going to recover the floor with some other type of floor covering first i heat an iron and soften tile by laying iron over cloth so tile lifts easily then i sprinkle the floor with fine sawdust and rub in i leave the sawdust fir 15 minutes while lifting more tiles then brush off excess when completed the area i wish to work on i leave for half hour brush off again then vacuum and you are left with a clean floor with only very fine trace of sawdust
I pried up old peal and stick tile using heat gun, leaving very sticky glue residue, tried cleaning with hot water, mineral spirits and finally acetone. None worked. So finally I pealed off one tile and just sprinkled corn starch onto residue, making it no longer tacky at all. Not going to scrape anything as I plan on going over top of the concrete floor with floating click together vinyl.
If you are leaving the tiles in place: peanut butter and a little rubbing. The only problem is it will remove the deep shine, in that area. Just give the flooring a little Mop & Glow..
I removed the tiles, sprayed linoleum with Goo Gone,wiped up Goo Gone. Lineoleum is clean. Quick and easy.
You can try applying apple cider vinegar to it and let it sit. Of that doesn't work get yourself some goof off. That should do the trick.
I had a sticky floor issue after removing self stick 12x12 tiles. I took some advice and tried baking soda and it worked beautifully.
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