Asked on Jul 26, 2013

Glue on cement floor

KMS WoodworksValerieSpheramid Enterprises


linoleum was on my cement floor, took it of and theres a lot of glue, try a lot of things on it, but cant get it off, (help can only paint)
4 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 26, 2013

    Tile set on a slab is a great option. no need to go through all of that work. If you want to stain the concrete, then the only practical option is grinding. Solvents can remove the bulk but will leave the "stains" of the adhesive.

  • Spheramid Enterprises
    on Jul 27, 2013

    What KMS woodworks said, grind is the answer.

  • Valerie
    on Jul 27, 2013

    I would suggest you use a heat gun (or hairdryer on hot setting) and 'loosen' the glue that way. You can then remove the glue using a paint scraper. Thinners is another possibility. Whatever you do, try out a small, out of the way, corner first. I have also heard of a product called Goo Gone - perhaps that is also worth exploring.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 28, 2013

    @Valerie Idea may help with removing the "bulk" of the material but if you plan to stain the concrete the discoloration from the glue may pose problems with the new color.

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