Suellen Epps

7 comments

27
Aug

I removed the linoleum from my kitchen floor. There is concrete underneath that I am going to stain. My fiance used a grinder and got all of the paper up. There is still some glue that is left and I don't want the horrible dust mess of the grinding again. Is there something that I can put on the floor that will remove the glue?
24
Sep

Have you tried using Acetone or GooGone? You could try alittle nail polish remover (acetone) first. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes-make sure you keep it wet. I used a tool that's made to pry up linoleum and break up ice. It was about $20 from HD, but it had a nice, sharp edge to it, so I could get under the glue.
5
Oct

We had five layers of peel and stick to muddle through. Acetone wasn't gonna cut it! We scraped that stuff down to the subfloor, and are glad we did. That's how we were able to repair the rotten subfloor! Look back through my blog archives when you have time. There are some wild photos!!
5
Oct

That's a tough one. I love the look of stained concrete. If it were mine, I would wear a HEPA mask and good eyewear, and take a sander to the whole floor. It will remove the glue, and give the concrete a "tooth"-- you know, something for the stain to bite in to!
4
Sep

The hardwood floors have been painted over I know they are oak floors but where do I start and I don't want all the dust is there an attachment that you can put on the sander to suck up the dust?
23
Sep

How did you remove the faux cabinet fronts. I too wanted to do this to my kitchen, but I was concerned I would tear the wood up in the process. I had the tilt out type of storage in my previous house and LOVED them. BTW, you can get the solid plastic kits at Home Depot to do the very thing you've done. Another question, did either you or your husband have any previous experience with laying a hardwood floor? I want to attempt this, but my husband is against it. I too do a lot of the projects around my house OMW. Thanks for sharing your stories!!!!
5
Oct

Hey! My husband and I laid hardwood floor in a previous house, but it was the pre-fab kind. Believe it or not, the actual laying part is EASIER for the unfinished Oak, plank by plank!! We are soooooo pleased with it! As for my cabinets, I actually just stripped them and refinished the wood. They are solid oak, which is typical for an early 80s house. In its day, this was a custom built home, so it has a nice "skeleton." We are just helping it with a little plastic surgery! ;>)