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Old 04-20-2016, 09:56 AM
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carpet glue removal

I know there are quite a few DIYers on here so I figured I'd ask...

I just tore up some outdoor carpet off of my front porch. I need to get rid of the glue. I used an adhesive remover that required you spread it out and lay plastic over it for half an hour then scrape it. That worked to a certain degree, but definitely not well enough. I'm looking into a wire brush or diamond bit wheel for a Dewalt hand grinder to grind it off. Anybody have any advice??
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:07 AM
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The other option is the big polishers with the diamond bits. I used that to pull glue off the cement floor and then used it to pull laminate glue / tile thinset off of plywood. If it catches a high edge of the plywood it makes a mess however it got almost all of the glue off.

You can just grab one from home depot.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:13 AM
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I was hoping to avoid renting a big polisher like that. It's only like 100 sqft. I should add that it's coming off of concrete.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:18 AM
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:25 AM
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I know there are quite a few DIYers on here so I figured I'd ask...

I just tore up some outdoor carpet off of my front porch. I need to get rid of the glue. I used an adhesive remover that required you spread it out and lay plastic over it for half an hour then scrape it. That worked to a certain degree, but definitely not well enough. I'm looking into a wire brush or diamond bit wheel for a Dewalt hand grinder to grind it off. Anybody have any advice??
And the porch is made of.....?

If it's wood, I would use a belt sander (I have seen carpet of wood- it's not a good idea) but if it's concrete, you can use a random orbital or rotary sander with 80 grit. A belt sander would work, too. What is the plan for after the glue is gone?
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:57 AM
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It's concrete. I plan on either using a concrete paint (just a neutral gray) or a stain depending on how clean I can get it. I'm going to try a few different options with a hand grinder this weekend and see if I have any luck.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:16 AM
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It's concrete. I plan on either using a concrete paint (just a neutral gray) or a stain depending on how clean I can get it. I'm going to try a few different options with a hand grinder this weekend and see if I have any luck.
I would use a disc that's soft at the edge- concrete is hard, but abrasives will have their way with it and it can be gouged fairly easily.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:01 PM
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It's concrete. I plan on either using a concrete paint (just a neutral gray) or a stain depending on how clean I can get it. I'm going to try a few different options with a hand grinder this weekend and see if I have any luck.


Only 100 sq ft then just tile or stone it.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:21 PM
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Have you tried just pressure washing it?
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:45 PM
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naphtha cheap works great and cheap. it is basically the lighter fluid that you put into zippo's. Try it you will never use goo gone again.
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