What are some tips to remove glue from hardwood floors?


Quick Answer

To remove adhesives from hardwood floors, first clean the floor to remove dirt, which may make removal of the adhesive difficult, and then remove the adhesive with either natural peanut butter or through the application of ice or mineral spirits. Peanut butter is the best option for removal.

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To remove adhesive with natural peanut butter, rub the peanut butter over the adhesive using firm pressure. Wipe the peanut butter away with soap and water, and then repeat the process as needed.

To remove adhesive with ice, place the ice over a thin cloth positioned on the adhesive for about 10 minutes to freeze the adhesive. Then remove the ice and cloth, and rub the adhesive with fingers or a putty knife.

Use mineral oil to remove adhesive only as a last resort due to the risk of damaging the floor's finish. Use a cloth or scrubbing brush to rub or scrub the adhesive away.

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