remove old carpet pad glue from concrete floor?
July 12, 2006 3:50 PM Subscribe
Anybody know how to remove old carpet padding glue from concrete basement floor? Remodeling the room, want to paint the concrete floor (more inside).
posted by spock to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
I've got an 80 year-old house with a poured concrete foundation and a concrete basement floor. I'm remodeling a room in one corner where they previously had some shag carpet with a carpet pad underneath. Where the carpet pad seams were, there remains a reddish glue on the concrete floor. It runs right down the middle of the floor. It powders a bit when you use one of those big razor scrapers, but it doesn't all come off - just the top layer. I'd like to acid etch and paint the concrete floor (and just put a big area rug in there). Any ideas on how to remove this infernal glue?