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Started by: PeterP (9376)

I have just lifted a small carpet which was held down with double sided carpet tape, The tape has remained on the ceramic floor tiles. Any ideas has how to clean the tape off the floor tiles The last time I did this I used A sharp blade clamped in mole grips but this is hard work. Any one with any easier method please

Started: 7th May 2022 at 17:44

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9654)

Use a hair dryer to melt the gloo in the tape, and then just peel it off

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 17:56

Posted by: jo anne (34125) 

I haven’t tried it myself, PeterP, but this method seems successful going off the video and comments in response to it:

YouTube

Cover the tape with an old wet towel then apply a heated iron to the area, and leave it there till the tape can be easily scraped up. Someone said a steam cleaner did the trick as well.

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 17:57

Posted by: Domin0 (326)

Try a squirt of WD40, and leave it a bit, won't do any harm to liles.

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 18:28

Posted by: momac (12007) 

Try windolene..it brings paint off anything so you never know..it just might work.

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 18:41

Posted by: AngelWood (759)

I have some sticky stuff remover spray I got from Aldi. It has a nice orange smell unlike WD40 and works a treat on anything sticky.

Replied: 7th May 2022 at 22:22

Posted by: PeterP (9376)

Used a light spray of WD40 and left for a couple of hours then used a cloth and just wiped it up like a spillage thanks Will run mop over tiles later to get rid of any smell

Replied: 8th May 2022 at 06:56

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

I always thought the smell of WD40 was rather a pleasant odour.

Replied: 8th May 2022 at 15:19

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9654)

It is not a nice smell when it gets into your fingers, and you can't wash it off, you scrub your fingers, and you can still smell it on them

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 11:49

Posted by: whups (8491) 

better than smelling the rubbish you put on here .

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 11:51

Posted by: broady (18181) 

Irony abounds.

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 12:22

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

try turps, that should melt the glue, but you may have to do it a few times

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 12:46

Posted by: PeterP (9376)

BB used the WD40 worked a treat

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 13:26

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9654)

Whupsy:

"better than smelling the rubbish you put on here"



Ooooh, Nasty !!!!

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 14:01
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 9th May 2022 at 14:02:29

Posted by: whups (8491) 

but true .

Replied: 9th May 2022 at 14:49

 

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