• 12.15.2008

    This weekend, I purchased a couple more gallons of adhesive remover, and went to town.  The stuff is pretty expensive (25 bucks a gallon), and I probably will get one more gallon to finish areas that didn’t get clean.  So, it’s 100 bucks just to remove all the old flooring, but it will be worth it to ensure that the tile will adhere solidly for many years to come and will save me from the backbreaking work of scraping more and more.

    Floor after one gallon of adhesive remover

    Floor after one gallon of adhesive remover

    As you can tell, the remover works exceptionally well.  However, i missed the edges and in some areas the leftover pad and adhesive was too thick to remove with one coat.

    Floor after three gallons of adhesive remover

    Floor after three gallons of adhesive remover

    This is 75 bucks worth of clean.  You can’t see the whole room from this picture, but it is pretty large.  It is about 180 square feet.  So if I get one more gallon, I can brush it onto the areas that were previously missed and hopefully be left with a concrete-only floor.

    The guy who has been working on the ceiling and walls has finished his work as well.  I plan to (along with my mom and sister) get the priming done today so that it will be ready for painting.  I have guitar practice on Tuesday and youth on Wednesday, so I’m hoping to get the painting done by Thursday/Friday.  Which will mean the tiling can start this weekend!  It’s going to be cutting it close… but hopefully it will all be done before Christmas dinner.

    Posted by Josh @ 9:51 am

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