How do you get carpet glue and yellow stain off terrazzo floor?
I would use ice cubes for the glue and toilet bowl cleaner for the yellow stain Depending on the stain there are different steps. But I will assume that you are talkin about the stain from the glue. You can take a stripper to the floor to remove the glue. From there you will need to either polish it or wax it. If it is a high traffic area I would not suggest waxing. As this will need to be done often. The more wax you apply the worse it will be to strip it later and do it the right way. The process for polishing it is rather easy. You do need to know some basics though. How to run a floor machine or as most people call it a buffer. They have these relatively new pads that make the process easier than it was in the past. HTC makes a brand called TWISTER. They are diamond embedded. Basically you start with your red pad then white then yellow then green. They can be used dry but it is better to do it wet. Cuts down on the dust and does give it a better finish in the end. Obviously it is harder than it sounds from reading this so getting a professional involved may be your best option.
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Answer . Try club soda. Let it fizz and sit for a few minutes before rubbing gently with a clean, soft cloth.. yerwatused - I would ignore the previous comment about rubbi…ng anything. Rubbing pollen simply spreads it and pushes it in to the fabric.. So, hoover lightly over the pollen stain so that any loose grains are lifted up. You can then apply a carpet cleaner, Vanish/DeSolve are products that work well. Once you've applied them dab gently with the cloth until you've removed it. You might have to do this a couple of times.
How do you remove carpet tacking nails from the terrazzo floor without breaking the surface of the floor?
In order to retain terrazzo and minimize damage - I'm about to try this method as interpreted from Ross of Home Depot South Tampa: After removing the soft wood portion of the …tacking strip away from the nails without disturbing the nails,. (A) then clamp the nail with one of a variety of pliers available and gently to moderately forceful, twist each nail in place until the nail is loosened so that it can be pulled directly vertically without chipping or breaking the terrazzo/marble. Then fill nail hole with appropriate adhesive-filling is optional depending on desired appearance.. (B) In some cases the nail may break, the remedy then is to cut the nail flush at floor level with special pliers (maybe $10) and then grind down (dremel) the nail flush to the floor and leave in place. The snap cutting of all the nails and grinding could avoid the twist method and minimize floor chipping and whole filling.. Whichever method, it may be difficult to avoid some terrazzo chipping which may be cured by applying a selected sealant/adhesive, consider color and hardness desired. Start in an undesirable corner - thoughtful trial & error is progress and refinement.
You can use strippers and or aggresively grind the surface. The matrix of the terrazzo is a resin and strippers will usually not affect it. When putting something on a surface… it is always a good idea to try it in an incospicuous area to make sure it will not harm it. Grinding may be a job for a professional but if you have expierence then it is rather easy.
Answer. Difficult to judge from here. If the adhesive was brown it may have penetrated the marble you need to grind the marble and use hydrogen peroxide. A treatment only for… VERY experienced professionals. If the marble has been wet for a few days, there is probably also some rust the stone. Marble may contain pyrite (fools gold, iron ore). Suggest you ask a marble restorer to have a look. Check the yellow pages "granite" or "marble" or "natural stone"
acetone and bleach
This is a polyurethane adhesive and very difficult to remove due to the strong covalent and cross-linked bonding of the adhesive. Never use water, this will only catalyze t…he setting of the glue and make it all the more difficult to remove. If the glue is still relatively wet, use several applications of acetone using a dry rag. Alcohol will work ok, though acetone is a much more effective. Once the glue has set, i.e., it is dry, removal becomes very difficult. Heating to a high temperature helps soften the glue to a state where acetone can be used to slowly strip away the layers. However, this is not an acceptable choice when dealing with fragile surfaces. From a solvent prospective, tetra-methyl ethylene glycol, methyl chloride, methyl nitrile worked best at breaking down the bonds to a state where removal was somewhat easier. Strong bases are also advisable, however there is serious caution that must be taken as the base could cause serious damage to the surface. Stronger bases are good for wood surfaces (pH 8.0 - 9.5), though the surface should be followed up with treatment using an mild acid such as acetic. Lastly, polyurethanes are UV sensitive and the bonds breakdown upon being subjected to intense UV. Again though, this is not a readily available method. In the case of your carpet, I'm afraid you may be stuck with it. In all and for all, removal of dried Gorilla Glue is near impossible without the use of mechanical methods. Solvents are only best if damage to the underlying surface is not a factor. Wood surfaces will work well with a stronger base which is what you're going to get in most of your over the counter stripping products.
Look on the asphalt container for mention of a solvent or cleaner. -Use that first. If no mention, try hot soapy water on a small piece, then lacquer thinner.
Scrub it with hot water, then suck it up with a shop vac. -You may need to repeat this 2-3 times to get it all.
Depends on the glue. If white glue or another PVA, then scrub it with warm water and shop vac it up. Repeat 2-3 times. -If other types of glue then you need to be more specif…ic. -Name your glue-
There are several ways, some more practical then others.. First, do you plan to paint, stain, or glue again to this floor? If so avoid using any kind of adhesive remover. The… same chemicals that will release this glue will not allow the new to bond.. The most obvious answer is to scrap up the glue. You can add water that will help hydrate the glue, but then can also make it messier. You can buy for around $30 to $40 a heavy duty floor scraper. If you are using any kind of putty knife or hand scraper, stop. You will most likely never get it all up.. Your other option is to rent a power scraper. They are available in a rental center in most Home Depot's or Lowe's. This will take up your old floor quickly and easily. The down side is the machine is heavy and bulky. It might be hard to get into a basement or hard to get to part of your home. Expect to pay $150 + for a 24 hour rental.. If you are going to be putting flooring back into its place, the glue doesn't need to be completely gone. You don't want to leave chunks or raised areas. If all you are left with is something you can only feel somewhat with your hand, you are most likely fine to go over with the new glue.
Goof Off has more chance of working than anything. Rub it with this till it softens enough to peel off.
here is an easy one half a cup up laundry soap to a pitcher of hot water mix well poor over the spot get a hand held scrub brush or pot brush scrub in circular motions for abo…ut a minute then if you have a shop bav or something vaccume it up or if you dont use old towels/rags w/e make sure they are clean :) simple cheap fix lemme know how it turns out
Peel or lift off as much as you can with a spatula and craft knife. When only thin pieces or smears are left, rub it with a rag with a small amount of Goof Off. This will soft…en the glue enough so you can get an edge and peel it right off. I have tested Goof Off on 3 kinds of Hardwood flooring, and it doesn't harm or mark any of them.
You can stain over glue, but there will still be glue. So the surface will not be flat or smooth. The best way to stain over a surface is to make sure it is smoot first. Use s…ome nail polish remover if it is super glue. If it is another kind of glue then you will want to sand it down as much as possible before you stain over it.