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Old 10-03-2010, 01:53 PM  
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Well my dh and I are right now in the middle of the wonderful project of remove self-stick tiles that my daughter had stuck on the hardwood floors of her bedroom. Two hours into the project, testing out the suggestions here, I can tell you what we have learned.

(1) a hair dryer helps greatly in removing the tiles in one piece.
(2) apply paint thinner/solvent with a spray bottle, then scrape with a putty knife, and wipe residue off with a rag. You may have to do this a couple of times to get it all.
(3) this is not a quick project, but will be well worth it once we get the floors sanded down and polyurethaned.
(4) never, never, NEVER use self stick tiles on a floor you care about!


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Old 10-06-2010, 06:46 PM  
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If you plan on sanding the floor and refinishing it, I wouldnt worry about the residue. It should come of in the sanding process.


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Sorry bwilton i responded to the wrong message.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:21 PM  
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Wilton,

Paint thinner and other solvents huh? Is your insurance paid up? Both homeowners and medical? Be careful, open several windows and shut any pilots, especially in the basements. (if you have one) Many if not all solvents are heavy and may collect near the floor or basement. A spark from a light switch, pilot or electric motor can cause a flash fire or worse.

Sanding may remove the "tacky", but will gum-up the paper right away.

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OK, I'm new to this thread but I just removed the 'peel and stick' tiles from our front entryway, and the glue that is left on there is clear, no color to it at all. We just 'stick' to the floor when trying to step on it. So can I use the mineral oil on it? I don't really intend to sand it afterwards as it looks pretty good as is. After I get the glue off, should I put some kind of a 'coating' on it? thanks in advance for any info!!!


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