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Unread 04-05-2015, 07:00 PM   #1
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Has anybody seen or used this product? I found it today while doing a search for something that would clean urethane glue from a finished wood floor.

Turns out, they claim it will also clean cutback from concrete, something we see over in the shallow end quite a bit, for which we usually recommend a lot of scraping or scarifying.

If it works as well as it appears in the video, it might be worth it. Most every cleaner that would work in that application would also leave an oily residue, which this product claims to not have. I don't have any idea of the cost, but a gallon can do 400 square feet.

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I just found the 16-ounce pump spray bottle of this product online. HD sells it for about $15, and Amazon has it for about $23.
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If it cleans cut back I'd be a little worried it might clean the finish off of a wood floor. You've tried the urethane grout cleaner for the particular grout that you're trying to remove?
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This isn't grout, it's urethane wood floor glue.

The excess came off easy enough, but there's a slight residue in a few places that can only be seen if the light hits it the right way.

I'm going to try it in an inconspicuous place first, but they do say that it's safe for use on wood, and even carpet in most cases.
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I am a little suspect..these products usually have a long dwell time, I can't see it not having an issue with the substrate...lighter fluid would do the same as this product. Not trying to be rude, but there usually isn't an easier way with products that are made to stick.
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Just want to chime in to clarify that the slight "residue" of urethane glue on the wood won't come off. The glue has etched the surface of the wood and it is permanent. Any urethane glue cleaner works well, but you need to clean it up before it dries.
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The glue has etched the surface of the wood and it is permanent.
Do you mean the surface of the finish, or the actual wood itself? It's an aluminum oxide finish, for what it's worth.
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The finish itself. Aluminum oxide finish doesn't matter, the glue is strong enough that the urethane has penetrated the finish, and damaged it. I had a similar problem a while back. Looks good until the light hits it just right, when its wet you didn't see anything, but when it dried out, it was still there. There was no way to fix it. I don't have any glue on site anymore without urethane cleaner, and glue is cleaned promptly. Lesson learned.
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What, if anything, did you do to fix the problem you had? Or did you just decide to leave it as is?

It would appear, from your comments, that the only thing one can do about it is try to repair the finish, or remove planks and replace them.
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The problem on mine was minimal enough that we decided to leave it as is (covered by furniture) Unfortunately, other than covering it with furniture and/or area rugs, replacing planks and refinishing are the only other options.
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