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When I needed to place phone cord across my living room floor, I duct taped it down to prevent tripping over the wire. My problem now is removing the duck tape and the residue without damaging the carpet. Any tips on the removal would be most helpful.
Confirmation of a great tip. I successfully used De-Solv-it to remove about 35 short strips of black cloth duct tape from industrial, gray/black patterned carpet tiles that were being used for a chair layout in an auditorium.
It took about 90 minutes. All up I used about 130 ml of solvent from a 300 ml spray bottle.
I switched to using Handy Ultra paper towels, which are washable, stronger and didn't disintegrate as ordinary paper towels were doing.
Mostly I picked a corner and peeled slowly, then sprayed the residual adhesive and scrubbed the area with a paper towel after a few seconds. A second spray and wipe was often needed to clean the residual adhesive all off the carpet.
When I couldn't peel initially I found that the solvent will penetrate through the tape and later dissolve the glue to a slippery slime.
How do I remove tape from carpet?
By Linda D.
I would use hot vinegar to soften it and scrape it up.
Just happened to me. Heat it up with a hairdryer and peel off. Simple.
thank u very much i just bought a small rug for my bathroom and it had a sticker on it it was impossible to remove untill i tried the blowdryer it came off right away
We have duck tape stuck on berber carpet. We cannot get it up.
By Eileen W
I would try Goo Be Gone.
Try freezing it with an ice cube and scraping off with a butter knife
Duct tape was put on carpet to hold another rug flat. It left residue. How can I clean it off?
By Joan S
Fingernail polish remover or paint thinner, it will smell. Then spot wash with some Dawn dish soap to remove residue and smell. This method works good on stickers & gum to.
How do I remove duct tape residue from carpet
How do you get duct tape residue off of carpet?
Here are the steps to follow.