I'm having a bit of a nightmare removing the glue behind the border which
has been put on top of paint. I used a heat gun and scraper to remove the
border worked a treat and some of the glue came off with it but the
remainder of the glue remains. It wont sand off or peel off. Its a kind of
rubbery tacky glue.
I tried a steaming machine which worked very slowly I mean and inch by and
inch every 5 minutes!!!! so it would take an age to get it all off, I don't
mind slow and painful ways of doing things but thats ridiculous even for me.
Any ideas how to remove this substance off the wall without damaging the
wall ? which I have done in a few spots with over zealous scraping but
repaired with my best friend polly filla.
ps after some googling I tried wd 40 doesn't work, de-icer no joy, nail
polish remover no joy
If it's Copydex - which is rubber solution - you should be able to
clean it off with lighter fluid. Otherwise try to gather enough of it
by rolling under your finger to be able to use it as a wad that will
act like a pencil eraser.
Rubber solution used to be used a lot in art studios and the latter
method was commonly used to clean excess goo off completed paste-up
On Monday, August 5, 2013 10:42:17 PM UTC+1, Jeff wrote:
If it is rubber based maybe something like this would work?
I've found this works well for the rubbery glue used by self adhesive labels and sellotape.
I know Maplin do something similar (at a price...) and I'm sure there are other similar ones out there.
"SteveW" wrote in message
On 05/08/2013 22:42, Jeff wrote:
One of those scrapers that uses a Stanley knife blade? Sharp enough to
scrape away the glue without too much force which makes things dig in?
Thanks for the suggestion all still struggling with it and no joy, damaged
the wall a bit but fixable. I tried the stanley and scrapper being the
cheapest method its does nothing as its not hard enough to scrap but tacky
enough to keep ripping the blade out. I tried heating the glue then scraping
but melted the scraper oops! as I kept the heat gun on it. Need a new one
I have a whole room to do so those products like goo off and sticky remover
might prove expensive as they are about 250ml!
A guy at the diy shop said tried rubbing isopro something or anything that
purple alcohol stuff on it in a circular motion might shift it as it breaks
down certains glues.
It is like copydex but harder and tackier.
Meths, white spirit, lighter fuel, cellulose thinners, sealant remover?
I tried white spirit didnt touch it. I will try methelated spirit next and
see if that works. One of those has to break it down with damaging the wall.
A pal said nitromoors but I reckon that would damage the plaster as its
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2:46:56 PM UTC+1, Jeff wrote:
If it's the original Nitromors it shouldn't touch the plaster but it would remove the paint as well as the glue. If it's the new stuff without dichloromethane the consensus seems to be it's not that good at removing the paint either...
If you haven't already tried Meths (the purple stuff you mentioned earlier) or IPA (Isopropanol) that would seem to be a sensible next step.
"yendor" wrote in message
On 05/08/2013 22:42, Jeff wrote:
I had exactly the same problem, still can't shift it to this day. If
you paint over it, the paint cracks.
Total night mare shifting it.
I tried all kings from warm water and fabric osftner to white spirits, wd
40, de-icer etc.
I have to get it off as it will ruin the finish.
driving me coo koooooo
I come home and make little progress infact do more damage then try again
day after day removing it bit by bit
Wire brush on an angle grinder, then patch the plaster - quicker and
easier than farting around with loads of stuff that won't shift it. :-)
Lol nice idea but sounds a bit aggressive and me and plastering will end
Seriously, try a scraper and lots of talc. If the glue is tacky then
the talc helps it form into little balls which detach and are easily
I thought you was having a joke, but will give it a go after I buy some
talc. Makes sense and got to be worth a shot. I've taken a break today tis
worse than removing tiles.
I appreciate to suggestion will let you know how it goes.
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