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I have removed some carpet that was on concrete with no pad underneath.  What is the easiest way to remove the adhesive from the concrete before putting new carpet down?

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Posted 2011-06-17T20:49:39+0000  by Les63 Les63
 

 Good afternoon Les63 and welcome to the community. Good to have you here.

My name is TC and I work in the paint department for The Home Depot here in Southern California. I have certainly torn up my share of glued carpet. You actually got lucky that there isn’t a glued pad as well. The easiest way to remove most carpet adhesives is with a chemical remover. The product I have had the most luck with and recommend quite highly is made by Jasco. It is a partial gel stays where you put it and does a good job of dissolving the glue to the point where it comes off nicely with a simple floor scraper or putty knife. Do please remember. When working with any chemicals don’t forget the chemical resistant gloves and eye protection. When it comes to disposal I have found a sealable paint can to be an acceptable coffin. After you have sealed the can please contact your local hazmat agency to find an appropriate disposal site.

I hope this has been of some help. Please contact us at any time with any question

TC

Posted 2011-06-17T22:00:22+0000  by TC_ArtDog
 
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