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    Nov 4, 2005, 08:47 PM
    Removing glue from just-installed maple hardwood
    I have just installed new maple flooring. I used PL400 glue under to start the first few rows. How do you get the excess glue off the floor safely?
    I tried Goo-gone, varsol, stain be-gone... nothing works. When you touch the floor, your finger prints remain and will not come off. :confused: I believe the floor has been finished with wax rather than urethane which explains the white spots. It was a Mexican import :mad:
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    Nov 4, 2005, 09:11 PM
    Whether it is wax or urethane, the glue shouldn't stick to it, and it should keep the glue from penetrating the pores of the wood. Not sure what is in the PL 400. If it is polyethylene based, it could be tough. Try some acetone. There is enough in a bottle of fingernail polish remover to see if it works, the oil free would be better. If it does, you can pick up a whole gallon at a hardware, home center, or paint store for about $10. Be careful, it is one of the most inflammable materials available to consumers.

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