How To Remove Vinyl Flooring Glue From Plywood: Steps To Remove

Steps To Remove Vinyl Flooring Glue From Plywood

Vinyl flooring is attached to the plywood subfloor with the help of glue. Once the vinyl flooring is removed after years of usage, some of the glue remains stuck on the plywood subfloor which can be removed by following the below-given steps:
  1. Soften The Glow With Heat:
    The first step will be to soften the glow with heat. It has been recommended by the experts to either use a heat gun or hair dryer. While using a heat gun, the user needs to make sure that he moves the heat gun back & forth. Also, the user needs to place the heat gun at least 3 inches away from the floor because it can get very hot that can easily burn the plywood subfloor.
  2. Scrape The Glue:
    Once the glue softens with heat, the user needs to scrape the glue off by using a putty knife.
  3. Wipe Down The Plywood:
    The last step will be to wipe down the plywood subfloor with a wet sponge to get the remaining glue off it.
  4. Remove Tar Based Glue:
    Some old vinyl floorings contain tar based glue that can be removed with mineral spirits. The user needs to wipe down the glued area with a rag dampened in mineral spirits. It has been recommended by the experts to saturate the glue with mineral spirits and let it soak for up to 30 minutes. Once the glue starts to loosen, the user needs to scrape it off with a putty knife followed by another wipe down with a clean rag dampened with mineral spirits.
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