Q: I have carpeted stairs and painted stringer with shoe (looks like) over it. I am replacing all painted trim in my house with wood so it can be stained. How do I strip the paint off the carpeted stringer without damaging the carpet?
A: Carefully! you will have to cover the carpet with heavy building paper, or something equivalent that will not melt with the stripper, and tape it to the carpet.
Painted pine under carpet with no subfloor
My house is approximately 80 years old. I just pulled up the old carpeting in the living and dining rooms and have an unfinished hardwood floor (probably pine) underneath that is coated with a thick layer of white construction paint and no subfloor. I have relatively easy access from the…
Strip wax off
We have a solid oak micro beveled hardwood floor. Is it possible to strip the wax off and use a teak oil for a finish? What would you recommend?
Removing residue from carpet padding
Q: I removed carpeting that I have shampooed in the past. I am assuming that when I did this the carpet padding became damp, thus causing some of the padding to stick to the hardwood. I was able to remove the padding, but it left behind a residue. So, my…
Transitional strip to join carpet and laminate on concrete
Q: What kind of transitional strip do you use to join carpet and laminated flooring on concrete? A: Probably what is called a T cap, flat cap or dome cap. I would contact the manufacturer of the laminate or the store where you purchased it to get the appropriate strip.…
Adhesive spilt on carpet
We put down wood flooring and some of the adhesive was accidentally dropped on the carpet. How do we get the adhesive out of the carpet? Do you have a solution?
We just started removing vinyl tiles from a gorgeous hard wood floor. The tiles were removed with a heat gun and a putty knife. The floor looks great underneath, but there is a film of adhesive on the floor and we don't know how to remove it. The adhesive is…