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Rich73Kelly
"glued down" carpet disaster

Hi all, I recently pulled the old carpet out of our basement. It was rubber backed glued to the concrete. I will presume, this has been there since the 70's. Now I have a floor with dried glue swirls with black foam/rubber stuck to it. I have tried a couple different adhesive removers, nothing works. I would like to paint a section of this floor but, I need this mess cleared first.
Any ideas on how to cut or, at least soften this glue ? I tried scraping with a razor scraper but, this is a long teadious process.
I will be posting this in a few different areas here in hope of a solution that works.

HeatherMacCloud
Re: "glued down" carpet disaster

I don't know if it'll work, but have you tried olive oil on the glue? It's a little messy, but it's gotten every other type of glue I've tried it on off.
I would sand the rubber off first though. Another thing you might try is heat. Heat weakens the bonds on glue and makes it easier to remove.

gcoopertristate
Re: "glued down" carpet disaster

I don't know if you have fixed your floor yet.

If it isn't too big, maybe just try sealing the glue in with latex primer/sealer(made for sealing floors). Then a skim coat should do the job with very little mess. Done properly you should be able to whatever you need with the floor.

keithff15
Re: "glued down" carpet disaster

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shelleyrubio
Re: "glued down" carpet disaster

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