Remove Glue from Carpet
LESLIE: Victor in Georgia is on the line with a carpet question. What can we do for you, sir?
VICTOR: I need to know how to get PVC glue off of carpet.
TOM: A circular saw would work well.
VICTOR: Yeah, I tried a shotgun and that didn’t work.
LESLIE: Now, that’s a little aggressive. No.
TOM: Yeah, that’s an adhesive that I don’t think you’re going to be able to get out of that carpet, unfortunately. What’s the story behind that, Victor? How’d that happen?
VICTOR: Well, I had a man here putting up some ceiling tile and he said to use a primer.
TOM: He’s not a carpet cleaner, that’s for sure.
VICTOR: That’s what happened.
TOM: Yeah, I’m sorry to tell you but I don’t think there’s a way to get that glue out of that carpet. Not an industrial glue like PVC glue. That’s just going to be rather impossible.
LESLIE: It was funny. Over this past holiday season, you know, I hadn’t had a large amount of company to my house in a while. And I went to take out some chairs from the boiler room which, in the spring of the previous year, had to have the whole ceiling replaced, the hearth wasn’t supported. There was a ton of work.
And I went to pull these chairs out. And in addition to them just being dusty and dirty, there had been as if someone just drizzled a PVC glue or some type of industrial glue all on the chairs. And you couldn’t pick it off, scrape it off, get it off the upholstery, so I was scrambling to borrow chairs from a neighbor on Christmas Eve.
I mean that glue, it does its job for darn sure.
VICTOR: Yeah. Holds good to anything.
TOM: Well, sorry we couldn’t give you better advice, Victor. Hopefully it’s a spot where some furniture will look good on top of it, right?
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