Some of the toughest messes in the aftermath of a construction site are the unbelievable and overwhelming mounds of dust which seem to creep into every nook and cranny, the piles of debris, and that stubborn construction adhesive.
Let’s take a look at how to remove construction adhesive in post construction cleaning in Springfield Missouri. We’ll discuss the best ways to remove the adhesive, the tools you will need, and how to avoid damaging the walls.
The first thing to know is that construction-grade adhesives are made to last. Because they help build strong and formidable structures, they can be very difficult to remove. Tread carefully if you want to avoid damage.
Straight Edges and Razor Blades
A straight edge or razor blade can be very handy for scraping away tough adhesive glue. You will need to do this very slowly and gently, so that you don’t scrape or gouge the walls. For best results, use your straight edge or razor blade after applying an adhesive remover.
Consider using a liquid solution to loosen and remove the adhesive. Acetone may work, or perhaps a paint stripper. You can also find commercial adhesive removers at hardware stores. If you’re thinking about using these products, be sure to conduct a test patch first in an out-of-the-way area.
Also, as you’re applying these products, try not to soak the wall if you’re working on drywall as this could cause irreparable damage. Instead, use a sponge or cloth to gently apply the product and wipe off the adhesive.
Note: We do not recommend that you attempt to clean adhesive off of bare drywall or wallpaper. This is very difficult to do and you will likely damage the walls.
If you’re working with a much tougher surface like stone, rock, or brick, you can try blasting away the adhesive. Try using a high-power water pressure hose or a sand blaster. Water pressure is preferred because it won’t scratch the surface like sand.
Still not having any luck? You might want to attempt heating the area to loosen the adhesive. Simply holding a hair dryer up to a tough spot might help you soften the glue so that you can scrape away the adhesive.
Cleaning up construction adhesive can be a tough process, but these tips should help. If you don’t want to tackle this problem on your own and want to call in the experts to make sure the job is done right, do yourself a favor and call Grime Scrubbers.
We’ll eliminate the entire mess, from wall to wall and ceiling to floor. Plus, we have over a quarter century of experience doing commercial cleaning in Springfield Missouri, so you can feel confident that you’re working with hard-working and dependable professionals.