The house was built in 1979 so it is a waxed wood floor. This method worked for me that why i m very positive that it will work for anyone who would like to remove rug pad stain marks on wood floors.
I bought a house about 3 weeks ago and it has hardwood floor in the living room when i tried removing the old carpet it left padding residue and marks on the floor.
How to get old carpet padding off hardwood floors. Step 2 moisten an area of foam with a solvent that you ve tested and found to be safe for the floor finish. It takes some elbow grease but it worked. Its easiest to pull a section off of the tack strips and then cut the carpet into long thin strips.
Well there are a lot of ways to remove carpet padding on your wood floors but today and i m going to tell you the easiest way to do it. I saw a tip somewhere to use resolve the carpet cleaner but not to clean the carpet but get the padding residue up from a hardwood floor. The users need to scrape away the glue from the floor surface as much as possible and apply an adhesive remover to the old towel and rub the towel on the glued floor to remove the leftover glue from the floor surface.
Remove carpet padding and all debris from the floor. Remove carpet more than likely you ll have to use your knife to cut the carpet into strips as you pull it off the floor. That should be all there is to it.
Vacuum well and ensure that no dust wood splinters and other remnants are left on the floor. The padding was not glued down but fused with the floor anyway. This method works for all types of hardwood floors it works on laminate floor vinyl floor engineered hardwood floor and also on bamboo floor.
Make sure nails staples and other debris are all off the floor. If you plan to re carpet simply use a razor tool to scrape off any stuck padding. At this point you ll want to roll it up replicating how the carpet comes when its brand new.
How do you remove carpet pad residue. Scrape off as much of the underpad possible with a putty knife. You can dig into the foam without fear because the plastic isn t hard enough to scratch the floor finish.
It gets a bit more complicated if you plan to keep the wood floor uncovered and refinish it. Then wipe the floor with plain water and leave the floor to dry. Rub off the rest with fine steel wool dampened in mineral spirits and dry.
Apply a little wax to the area if wax is the finish currently on the floor. Scrape off as much of the carpet backing from the floor as you can using a plastic paint scraper. Clean the floor well and make sure it s completely dry before installing new padding.