Friday, December 11, 2015

Dining Room Floor

Here is the dining room floor
after scraping all the adhesive off
and cleaning up all the mouse poop, mouse carcasses 
and the old ceiling tiles.
There is a large stain over by the windows that will hopefully 
be sanded out.
My husband thinks something was spilled there at one time, but
I'm pretty sure there might have been a dead body there back in the day.
It isn't the most attractive floor, 
but it's usable until we're ready to rent the sander and refinish the floors in the downstairs.
We peeked under the carpet in the hallway upstairs and discovered
it too has adhesive.
Luckily, we know what to do and use.
I'm not being compensated for telling you how great Goo Gone is, 
so believe me when I say, this is the way to go.
We tried another, harsher, adhesive remover
that was recommended by a salesperson at a large hardware type store.
We took it home, 
had to open all the windows and turn on fans just to prevent us from dying from the fumes
and then read that is can't be used on more than 1 square foot of area
and can't be used on floors.
Plus, in the area we used this other product in,
the finish was taken off the wood.
Goo Gone has a nice citrusy smell
did the job
and didn't remove any finish.
Also, it takes off Christmas Tree sap.  
So if you're faced with the daunting task of removing adhesive from carpet, 
go with Goo Gone and a scraper and some elbow grease.