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I've heard of using Krud Kutter Adhesive Remover to remove linoleum from concrete but what about wood floors?

Posted by DTEPStore on 12/9/2012 to Krud Kutter

When we are talking about wood floors things get a little more complicated. If you are planning to stain the wood floor after removing the linoleum then Krud Kutter Floor Adhesive Remover will work fine. You will want to do a test area sample first to understand how long the product should remain on the surface before removal. As wood is porous, the product will gradually seep into the wood below. By test sampling and properly understanding the removal time frame you can reduce any affect the product will have on the wood surface. So do not let the product contact your wood longer than is necessary to complete the task.

If the wood that you are working with is very light or you are planning to apply a natural tone stain after linoleum removal, then you naturally need to be careful. Krud Kutter Floor Adhesive Remover itself is clear, but it does have a slight yellow tint to it. It is very likely the product will seep into the pores of the wood and leave behind a faint yellow stain. This would obviously be more apparent on light or natural tone woods and can usually be removed by sanding; but not always. So keep this in mind.

Linoleum was probably laid over the wood surface to begin with because the floor beneath had a myriad of unknown issues. To that end protecting the wood floor below may not be important to you at all. It is certainly natural to expect that other maintenance would take place prior to the ultimate finishing of the floor or that the floor may be tiled and/or carpeted in some manner. It’s often a case by case basis, so be cautious and aware when using Krud Kutter Adhesive Remover to remove linoleum from your wood floor. If the wood floor below is your newest prize possession, then we suggest you seek an alternate remedy.

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