There are often rock hard globs of old glue standing between you and a new floor. And if covered over, these gobs become bumps under your feet. The good news is, old glue can almost always be removed by reversing its chemistry to soften it.

Learn how


Items You'll Need


  • Klean-Strip Adhesive Remover Additional Info
  • One gallon will strip approximately 80 to 100 sq. ft.
    Chemical splash goggles Additional Info
  • Chemical splash goggles must be worn any time there is the chance of a chemical splash or spray. They feature indirect air vents to allow air in while keeping liquids out. Most fit comfortably over prescription glasses, and can be obtained at a hardware store or home center.
    Chemical-resistant gloves Additional Info
  • Most chemical-resistant gloves can withstand exposure to solvents and other chemicals, and are strong enough to resist tears and punctures. Always read and follow the glove manufacturer's instructions prior to using their gloves for your project. Buy several pairs from your local hardware store or home center, and change them as needed.
    Long-handled sidewalk scraper or floor hoe
  • Long-handled paint roller
  • Utility knife (if removing vinyl flooring)
  • Stripping brush (for working small areas)
  • Heavy plastic drop cloths (6 mil recommended)
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and water

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