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Get rid of glue

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Hi 

My builder put a temporary stud frame to divide some rooms so that dust doesn't go from stairs to first floor landing. Now the stud is gone, and I'm left with this ugly glue like stuff of my floor. How can I remove it? 

Given covid situation builder is likely to be absent for some time so I'd like to do something myself if possible without ruining new floor...

Thanks

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  • DedekindDedekind Forumite
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    I would leave it to the builder , if he ruins the floor getting it off its then his problem to make good, could cost you money if you dive in.
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  • DedekindDedekind Forumite
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    Just to give more details now that I remembered more.. it was duct tape. And its next to a big sunny window which may have melted some..
  • tonyh66tonyh66 Forumite
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    white spirit will get it off or wd40 or another piece of duct tape with a good tack to it will pull it off the floor.
  • neilmclneilmcl Forumite
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    Glue remover, meths.
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    neilmcl said: Glue remover, meths.
    Unless the OP can get hold of Industrial Denatured Alcohol, the purple dye used in "over the counter" meths could well stain the flooring. Other solvents such as cellulose thinners, benzene, and perhaps white spirit could strip the finish from the laminate. So any aggressive chemical should be tested on a sacrificial piece of flooring first.
    Warm soapy water would be my first choice.
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  • Snowdrops_BluebellsSnowdrops_Bluebells Forumite
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    I managed to remove adhesive tape from laminate flooring that had been stuck down for 10+years by smothering it in Mayonnaise letting it turn clear and then scraping off with a non stick scraper (I think originally bought for cleaning oven glass) I did try hot soapy water, wd40, nail varnish remover and a whole bunch of other things from the cleaning cupboard nothing worked like the mayo! 

    Obviously test on a spare bit of flooring if you can (I didn’t care about trashing the floor so didn’t have anything to loose!) Clean with soap and water after as it makes the floor slippy! 
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    edited 26 March at 3:36PM
    I managed to remove adhesive tape from laminate flooring that had been stuck down for 10+years by smothering it in Mayonnaise letting it turn clear and then scraping off with a non stick scraper (I think originally bought for cleaning oven glass) I did try hot soapy water, wd40, nail varnish remover and a whole bunch of other things from the cleaning cupboard nothing worked like the mayo! 

    Obviously test on a spare bit of flooring if you can (I didn’t care about trashing the floor so didn’t have anything to loose!) Clean with soap and water after as it makes the floor slippy! 
    I've also heard about the mayonnaise trick. Probably wont work if you have pets in the house  :smiley:
  • Snowdrops_BluebellsSnowdrops_Bluebells Forumite
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    neilmcl said:
    I've also heard about the mayonnaise trick. Probably wont work if you have pets in the house  :smiley:
    I managed to get the kids to take a dog each and keep them busy while I worked away - I never realised how much dogs like mayo! 
  • societys_childsocietys_child Forumite
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    Many glues soften with heat. I'd try a hair dryer on a small area first.
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