Step 1: Pull up linoleum, tiles or paneling
There is often rock hard old glue standing between you and a new floor. If covered over, these adhesives could cause problems in the new floor covering. The good news is, old floor glue can almost always be removed by reversing its chemistry to soften it.
Step 2: Apply the remover
Pour 1-1/2 pints (2-3 cups) over a small area no large than 9 sq. ft. You can pour it directly from the original container or a
Step 3: Cover the remover
Lay a heavy plastic drop cloth over the puddle of Klean-Strip Adhesive Remover. This allows you to spread the material more easily, but it
also prevents the Adhesive Remover from evaporating prematurely.
Step 4: Spread it evenly
Use a long-handled paint roller on top of the plastic with very little pressure to spread the Klean-Strip Adhesive Remover under the plastic,
just to the edges. Do not step on the covered area as plastic may become slippery. Leave the area and let the remover do the work.
Do not allow the stripper to completely dry on the surface as the adhesive can re-adhere.
Step 5: Removal
After 15-30 minutes, you should start to see the chemical reaction happening. The glue will start to bubble up and swell, and this will show that the finish is separating itself from the surface. Scrape a small test area to see if the adhesive is softened and ready for removal. If so, fold back the plastic sheeting. Use the long-handled sidewalk scraper or floor hoe to scrape loosened adhesive. Any stripper that is still liquid can be pushed into the next 9 sq. ft. area and reused.
Return unused remover to the original container. Seal container tightly and store in a cool, dry place.
The work area and tools can be cleaned with soap and water. Wash arms and hands after use - even if gloves are worn.
Allow liquid to evaporate and residue to dry outdoors. Then dispose of in a metal container in accordance with local, state and
After each work session, place all rags, applicators, and old-finish residue in a well-ventilated area. Allow liquid to evaporate and residue to dry outdoors then dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
If you need assistance, please contact a technical services representative at 800-398-3892, or email us at kleanStrip@wmbarr.com.