Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Nick best I've found
This is the best I have found for removing floor adhesive. It is very messy if you are not methodical. I tried plastic cover and found it more of a hassle than a help. You must do a small area at a time so the stuff doesn't dry out, then its worthless. A tip, remove one row of tile, then use Klean Strip to clean up that one row. Then go to the next. This way you will not track glue all over the place and have to go over it several times like I did. Use a roller, roll on sort of thick. Wait a few minutes and use a scraper/putty knife. Scoop into a dustpan and then into a bucket. Best way I found to do it, and through lots of trial and error.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by CactusFrank Makes Quick Work of Adhesive
I purchased this product this morning, based on the reviews here, . By 2:00pm my bathroom floor was free of adhesive. I covered the first portion of the floor with plastic (as per the instructions) and 15 minutes later the old adhesive scraped off with very little effort. I did the next section without the plastic. More effort was required and the result wasn't as good as the first section. I redid the second section and added a few more square feet to finish the room, covered with plastic, and the adhesive came up with little effort.
The moral of the story is "follow the instructions and you will be very pleased with the result".
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by twitch Works as advertised
We are cleaning carpet adhesive on top of vct adhesive from a concrete floor. The floor is about 20 years old. We are using a paint roller to put down klean - strip in small areas of about 2 by 8 feet and not using any plastic to cover the areas. We are waiting about 15 minutes and using hand scrapers with 4 inch razor blades to remove the adhesive. It comes right up in about 95% of the floor. In our case some areas with a heavier vct layer get a second coating. Fumes are a little irritating so using a fan to vent area. Still requires some elbow work, but makes it a much easier job. Recommend it.
December 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Lambs Adnesive remover
I used this product to remove 50 yr old mastic from a concrete floor. The mastic was still a bit sticky in places. The original owner had installed vinyl tile. The tile had been removed years ago and carpeting placed over the mastic. When the carpet was removed, the carpet padding had stuck to the mastic in places. This removal process took much longer than expected. I had to apply this product three times in some areas and even then, it did not remove all of it and I have finally just given up. Just hope the new adhesive will stick the vinyl strip flooring I am installing.
Just a word on the removal process. After the second and third application, I used hot soapy water and a very stiff scrub brush to clean up the residue. It helped a great deal but do this right after the removal. Do not let it dry. If it dries, you will have to reapply the remover. I learned that the hard way.
This product may work better with more current adhesives but for thickly applied old mastic, get ready for a long, tough job. I let the product work 45min to 1 hr. The products years ago did a much better job but were very caustic and needed a respirator to use them. Unfortunately, they are no longer available. Remember to use this product in a well ventilated room. Even those the smell is pretty mild, it does build up.
October 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by sgeld did not work on concrete like I thought it would
I've seen reviews and watched videos of people using this but it did not work for what I needed it to do. I had lots of carpet glue on a concrete patio. I got most of it off with an electric floor scraper but there was a long step that I could not use the machine on. I got the adhesive remover because it says it works on concrete. I put it on (can did not say how thick to apply it--only to use 1-3 cups per 9 sq ft. I brushed it on with a paint brush leaving a liberal coat. Waited. it did start to soften the glue right away. the problem was in taking the gel/glue slurry off the concrete. it turned everything into a gel mess. how do you get a gel off concrete?scraping it just scraped the gel around wiping it left yellow carpet glue in the nooks and crannies of the concrete. i used in on some smooth concrete under the step and it scraped off a little better but still left a smear. i was hoping to stain the concrete but the adhesive remover is not water soluble. so now the concrete cannot hold stain where the gel residue is. i will have to use another solvent to get the adhesive remover off. if I was going to tile over or apply some other floor covering, it would be fine, but i was wanting to get the carpet glue completely removed. I guess this product softens the glue but does not really allow it to be removed cleanly as shown in the picture and described on the can. it was also very messy to try to pick up the gel mess and get it into a garbage of some sort. the can also shows a picture of using a mop to clean up residue. well, this ruined my mop as it now has stuck on carpet glue. i feel bad taking the adhesive remover back to Home depot, but it did not act as described on the can. i do have a video but it is on my phone and i could not leave a review from my phone
May 19, 2014