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Old 10-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Removing carpet adhesive from concrete.

What's the best way to remove old carpet adhesive from concrete? When googled, dozens of different solutions come up.

A customer wants a couple rooms stained, and they have a layer of old yellow adhesive topped with deteriorating black foam on the floor.

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Grind the entire surface. It's easier and faster. Using chemicals or other methods will only stain the surface, resulting in a blotchy finished product.

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yep, what he said.
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If there is adhesive around the perimeter of the wall make sure you thoroughly address this area. Nothing worse than a beautiful floor with a cruddy looking three inch 'hat band' extending around the entire room.

If you can remove the baseboards and reinstall this will make your job alot easier (assuming the drywall installers left the appropriate gap off the floor).

Good luck!
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yes, grind it!

id grind it in preperation to stain it anyways,,,,even without the adhesive
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