How can we remove ancient tarpaper?
February 6, 2011 11:00 AM Subscribe
How to get tar paper off a hardwood floor? We've tried paint remover, paint stripper, adhesive remover, dry ice, fabric softener, GOOP, and so on...
posted by Atom12 to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife's renovating an old retail space. Took up the carpet and tile, got about 60% of the tar paper up through a variety of the aforementioned methods. The latest attempt involved renting a floor sander. Which works, but the tar gums up the sandpaper after just a few revolutions.
Not sure how long the tarpaper's been on the wood floor but I'd guess at least 50 years if that matters.
Does anyone out there have a magic bullet for this sort of thing?