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Asked on Oct 4, 2017

How to remove stuck on rubber backing from painted sealed lanai floor

ElaineRoo9492128Teresa
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i put a rubber floor protector type rug guard under a newly purchased polyester rug in my lanai. When I moved the rug to vacuum, the rug protector stuck to the sealed floor. I have tried everything to remove the rubber bumps...vinegar, soap and water, a desolvent, etc. Help!
q how to remove stuck on rubber backing from painted sealed lanai floor
10 answers
    • Mj
      on Oct 6, 2017

      Thank you...I'll try the latex paint remover....I tried the alcohol as was previously suggested . It worked but took off sealer on the painted/ sealed concrete lanai....
      marie
  • Barbara davis
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Try using an oil based product like olive oil and baking soda. WD 40 or Goo Gone might dissolve it then you could try using Bar Keeper friend to finish up.

    • Mj
      on Oct 10, 2017

      I tried goo gone....didn't work....olive oil and baking soda sounds like a plan...thank you.
  • Kim
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I used WD-40 and steel wool to remove rubber backing from my hardwood floor. That should work for you as well but I would try a non scratch pad instead of the steel wool first since your floor is painted.

    : )
    • Mj
      on Oct 10, 2017

      Thank you Kim....I have olive oil and the baking soda...as soon as I can...I'm determined to remove this latex backing...
  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Try white rubbing alcohol.... Just pour some on a corner and let it sit for a few minutes and see if it will release.
  • P Santos
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Try using mineral spirits. I have come to love this product.
  • Casey
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Maybe you could soften it with a heat gun and scrape it off with a plastic scraper.
  • Ant11605640
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Good Luck with That. I wanted to retile my bathroom floor. I proceeded to start removing the old vinyl tile. The tile came right up but the rubber backing and the glue didn't. I ask on here for suggestions on removing it and got a lot of answers. I tried all of them and was able to get the black rubber backing up but not the glue. I had to end up replacing floor with new Luan
  • Teresa
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I have use the Mr Clean Eraser for a lot of things and with the a light color cooking oil I bet that my be the deal water will just bead up but the oil will help to move the eraser around. And I bet it makes a mess too sorry! But it should do the job. Hope it helps. Teresa
    • Mj
      on Oct 10, 2017

      I have Mr. Clean Erasers.....good idea..will try. Thanks.
  • Roo9492128
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Goo gone has worked for me on old paint and old glue. I’d try that first.
  • Elaine
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Use vegetable cooking oil - such as Canola, etc.
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