How to Get Glue Off of Hardwood Floors

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In order to get glue off of hardwood floors, the spot will have to be sanded down and refinished. Try to remove glue from a hardwood floor by melting it, or by using hot water, with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on hardwood... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to get glue out of hardwood floors. If the glue was put there by the people who laid your hardwood floors, call them and it's usually their responsibility to get the glue up. Since a lot of hardwood floors are laid with glue, if the people who installed the floors leave and you see traces of glue all over the floor, it's some that they used to put your floors down. It's usually their responsibility to get that up, or replace your floors. If you have children in the house, maybe there's somebody who likes to do arts and crafts and they've gotten household glue like this, or super glue or something like that on your floors, then it's your responsibility. So, the best thing to do is try to get the glue when it's still wet a little bit, before it dries. And use really, really hot water in a bucket and a rag. Once you wipe it up as well as you can, you may still be left with a little bit of glue, and if that's the case, you may have to sand that one little spot and then finish it. Another thing, if the glue has dried already, you're going to have to try to soften it up by using a rag like this, put it in the micro, or get it soaked in water first. Then put it in the microwave, get it really, really hot and let it sit over the glue. Try to melt it a little bit. Or, you can grab a hair dryer, and get it, you know, let it blow on to the glue for quite a while, and it should make the glue warm and make it melt a little bit so it may be easier to remove. You may try scratching it with your fingernail. You'll probably try everything before you actually have to sand it and refinish it. It's just one little spot so it's really not a big deal. And if you really just cannot live with the glue spot on your floor, you're going to have to grab some sand paper, sand it down, and then refinish that spot. The thing with hardwood floors is, it's no big deal. Anybody who's had hardwood floors more than six months has got scratches, stains, things like that all on their hardwood floors. They're not perfect, and that's what's good about them. It adds character. I'm Rachel Yatuzis. And that's how you remove glue from hardwood floors.