You mean besides a scraper and heat gun?
Paint thinner, maybe, but make sure the area is well-ventilated, no sources of
ignition present, etc etc.
I'd still go with the scraper and heat gun.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
To remove old vinyl tiles you need the patience of a saint and
Herculean strength. It is, I believe, one of the worst jobs on the
planet! A good floor scraper is a must, but even these do take a lot of
muscle. A hot air gun, applied gently to the adhesive, will loosen it
and allow it to be scraped up as well.
I have a VERY good friend whose dad is in the floor business. He let
me borrow a tool. It had a razor sharp blade, about 10 inches wide and
a 4 -5 foot handle. It was HARD work, but it stripped off the stuff.
I wouldn't want to do a huge floor, but it worked for me. Certainly
took off the big chunks.
I've heard of the self leveling goop, but I didn't want the mess. I'd
rather put in the elbow grease. Heat gun and scraper also work, but
The new floor looks great!! I put sheet vinyl over it.
You might visit a rental store and see if they rent the scraper tool.
It was not a power tool, so I doubt it would be too expensive to rent.
375s on this page:
Not that expensive...maybe buy one and let your neighbor borrow it?
But don't offer to help!!!!!!!!
Just a suggestion....
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