Saturday, February 27, 2010

How to remove adhesive tape residue off stained concrete floors?

Just moved into a house that has beautiful stained concrete floors. The previous owners has custom area rugs in a few rooms. They were supposed to remove them, but didn't.





So the first thing I did was pull up the carpet. It was held down by double-sided adhesive tape, and now the residue is left on the floors.





I tried a few methods to clean up the adhesive. First, I used gentle household cleaning products, which didn't remove the residue. Then I scrubbed with a scouring pad, which started to remove the stain.





How can I remove the adhesive tape residue that is still tacky on the floors? I need something that is strong enough to take the residue off but not damage the stain.





Someone recommended something called ';Goof-off';, and said it might work. I got some, but haven't tried it yet. How to remove adhesive tape residue off stained concrete floors?
Try lysol spray and or goof off but try in a hidden area because they have solvents thet might pull up stain. Lysol spray works good for tape glue, magic marker etc. put on towel and work slowly till you know how it will work.How to remove adhesive tape residue off stained concrete floors?
An excellent tape residue remover is eucalyptus oil and usually does not affect painted surfaces. Not sure how much area you have to clean. Try a small patch first and if ok go for it also being a floor area wash with a mild soap and water after as eucalyptus oil can leave a slippery residue.
Have you tried solvent remover, most diy stores stock it
WD 40 and a Brillo pad .


ps goof off is acid base not a good idea .

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