Remove carpet seam sealer from carpet nap?


I put down some carpet over the weekend and used Roberts 8015 universal carpet seam sealer on the carpet seams. However, I was not smart enough to realize you are supposed to wipe the excess with a wet towel before it hardens. Now I have a hard, crusty line where my seams are and it’s VERY noticeable and uncomfortable to walk over. I’m wondering what I can do to remove the excess, dried seam sealer? Is there a special solvent or something I can use to break it down and then soak it out? I want to avoid having to cut out the seam and replace it at all costs!

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  • I would try scraping it off with the edge of a knife or you may want to contact the company to see if they have any advice.

  • Janice Janice on Feb 01, 2021

    I would look on the company website for freequently asked questions or make contact with their customer service department for advice. I'm certain you're not the only person to have this problem.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 01, 2021

    Most businesses that install carpet have some sort of a remover for the glue or strip the glue is attached to for cleaning up messes. At least they did when I helped install carpet. Call one and ask.

  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 01, 2021

    Hi Yev. You could try heating the adhesive with a heat gun. Once it becomes pliable try to scrape the glue off with a putty knife. But, Yev, I agree with the others who said to contact the manufacturer. Their Quality Control Department might have the advice you're looking for. Good luck and best wishes.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 02, 2021

    Hi Yev, that must be so irritating after all your hard work. I agree with what everyone else has said. Give the manufacturer a call. They will be able to give you the best advice.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 02, 2021

    I agree with you about poster is call the manufacturer for the best practices. Hope you find the perfect remedy for your situation.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 02, 2021


    If all else fails, Trim it with sharp Shears!

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 02, 2021

    Hello Yev, you can try to heat it up with an iron, lay a cotton towel over the are you want to work on, press the iron onto the towel, lift the iron and check the progress under the towel , do more if needed and move along to the next section. You will likely have to toss the towels in the garbage, but it should help you a bit or alot I hope.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 02, 2021

    Try using a hair dryer to soften it up and then you could wipe it clean. I would not use an iron as you will flatten the nap.

  • I would contact the manufacturer and see what they say so you don't risk further damage.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 03, 2021

    Hi Yev: Try this site, it should help:

    Good luck

  • I would reach out to the manufacturer for exact advice on this as you don’t want to damage all the hard work you just put in.

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