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Removing Masking Tape from Hardwood Floors

I taped the hardwood floor with masking tape a long time ago to paint the moldings. I'm just getting around to removing it and having an awful battle! Anyone have any solutions to try? Thanks!

Pattie from Bridgton, Maine

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April 3, 20070 found this helpful

Have you tried using a hairdryer on the highest setting to heat it up before you try to peel it off? I haven't tried to remove tape from hardwood floors, but this technique has helped for other items with hard-to-remove tape. Good luck!

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April 4, 20070 found this helpful

Have you tried WD-40? It might work.

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April 4, 20070 found this helpful

There is a product called "Goo Gone" that removes sticky tape residue very well. I have also used plain old baby oil/mineral oil to do the same.

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April 4, 20070 found this helpful

just try W-D 40 it works miracles . i use it in all predicaments. won,t hurt the wood either.""

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April 5, 20070 found this helpful

I discovered a product at wal-mart called de-solve-it I beleive that how it is spelled.. I beleive you can also fin dit at hobby lobby... this stuf is fantastic...

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April 5, 20070 found this helpful

USE alcohol on a rag...simple! Car dealers & body shops do this to get the sticker residue off of the windows when cars are purchased!

Good Luck!

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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

Just tried vegetable oil, and it was a SLOW process. The winner is nail polish remover! The tape came off VERY easily!

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