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1970's Vynal Tile

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I am removing a   Press and Stick Vynil floor in my Kitchen circa 1977 and once I have removed the tiles there is a residue of the adhesive from these tiles that is still on the sub floor plywood. I have tried Mineral Spirits, Laquer Thinner, but they just leave the adhesive in a slimmy state that does not solve my problem. I have also bought and tried Henry Easy Release and that was a total waste of money. Does anyone know the best way to remove this old adhesive that will leave the sub floor with just minimal  clean up ?

Try Goo Gone.  It is (post #207965, reply #1 of 6)

Try Goo Gone.  It is available in gallon sizes, but I would try a small container first to see if it will do the job.

Acetone will probably get it (post #207965, reply #2 of 6)

Acetone will probably get it but is very flammable and bad to breathe, so try the Goo Gone first.


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Vynal Tile (post #207965, reply #3 of 6)

First, what are you putting down on the floor after pulling the vynal tile up ?  You may be able to go over the stickyness with mastic and relay anything you choose down.   Secondly, why go thru all that trouble with flammable material and labor, just cover the stickyness with a 1/4 inch underlayment, then you have a nice clean sub-floor to work with.  I think you are thinking too much on fixing something that doesn't need fixing.  Your talking about a lot of labor here. 

Wally

Please test in an un (post #207965, reply #6 of 6)

Please test in an un noticeable area first to make sure there will be no damage to the surface (especially on wood).So many fluid and chemicals to remove the adhesive like Lighter Fluid,Kerosene,WD-40 (set for 5 minutes),Paint Thinner,Rubber Cement Thinner,Artgum Erasers / Pencil Erasers,Peanut Butter,Vegetable Oil / Olive Oil (set for about 2 hours),Margarineand also goo gone can use for this purpose.

Please test your English (post #207965, reply #4 of 6)

Please test your English somewhere else.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

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