How do I remove liquid nails from vinyl plank flooring?

Melissa Danger
by Melissa Danger



  9 answers
  • try a razor or mineral spirits

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 25, 2019

    Hi Melissa,

    Wow! I'd call that contractor back to clean up the mess. If he was hired by the company where you bought your vinyl plank flooring, I'd definitely let them know. If you want to remove it yourself, here's how to do the job. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.liquidnails.com/how-to/how-to-remove-construction-adhesives

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 25, 2019

    I would have gone back to the contractor, it was their job to clean up their messes during the work and after. A razor blade may cut the top vinyl layer of the planks. They are made much like laminate flooring, just more water resistant. Use a plastic scraper, perhaps warming it would help loosen it a little. Take care not to harm the surface. If nothing else, talk to the manufacturer for safe suggestions to remove the liquid nails.

  • Em Em on Apr 25, 2019

    Remove Liquid Nails from a hard surface or other material by applying direct heat to the adhesive to soften it. ...

    Apply mineral spirits or petroleum jelly to the surface of the adhesive and let it sit for several hours as an alternative to the direct-heat method.

  • Our Crafty Mom Our Crafty Mom on Apr 30, 2019

    Here is a good article for removing liquid nails https://www.hunker.com/12324238/how-to-remove-liquid-nails

  • Kevin Kevin on Jun 19, 2024

    Professional Easy off oven cleaner spray wait 5 minutes use a Dobie sponge with little pressure wash with Dawn dish soap works great

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 20, 2024

    Warm it up to soften it?

  • Dee Dee on Jun 20, 2024

    Scrape and grind away the residual product. You can also try using a sharp edge to scratch up the surface.

    soften with a solvent, such as acetone, nail polish remover, mineral spirits, or isopropyl alcohol, to the area with a cloth or squirt bottle. You can also try dabbing with acetone repeatedly instead of soaking the area. After a minute or so, the glue should be soft enough to scrape away.

    Try using a heat gun or warm water and soap to soften the glue.

    Apply an adhesive remover, such as EZ Strip Adhesive & Glue Remover or All Purpose Remover, and wait 30 minutes to an hour.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 22, 2024

    Try warming it up and them scraping it off.