Thursday, October 12, 2006

Day Two of Adhesive Removal

Tonight I was able to get the bulk of the adhesive removal done. It's not much to look at, but here it is:

Not all of it is coming off, so I'll have to go back and apply the nasty removal stuff in spots. Good times.

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5 Comments:

At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We went through the same slow, gunky process a few years ago. Floors turned out pretty well but with some residual black staining in places. I read somewhere on the house blogs about someone who dealt with the black stuff by refusing to deal with it--he simply pulled up the boards, turned them over and finished the bottoms, and it turned out beautifully. Made me want to beat my head against the wall.

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Joe said...

That thought of flipping the boards crossed my mind upon first discovering that linoleum. I had a floor guy come out and explain that due to the shape of the doug fir boards, it wouldn't work or wouldn't look good.

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger donutboy said...

so how did they turn out? I am anxious to hear about your experiences with it...

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger donutboy said...

so how did they turn out?

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Well, the linoleum and the gluey crap below is all up and I'm left with stained, nasty doug fir floor boards at the moment. But near the end of the entire dining room remodel, I'll pay a professional to come out and sand. So, I don't have an answer quite yet as how they will turn out, but my expectations are positive. Should there be some residual stain, so be it. It's character, that's what I say. And this old farmhouse has plenty of character with room for more!
I hope that answers your question. Thanks for the comment. I didn't think anyone was paying attention.

 

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