Sunday, August 26, 2007

Not just for wallpaper steaming anymore

While steaming off the kitchen wallpaper, I set the steamer plate on the floor for no reason at all.
I had gotten two layers of linoleum off the floor easily, but a layer of construction felt was stuck to the yellow pine floor, thanks to a good 50 years of footsteps.

I picked up the plate, and voila -- the felt softened and bubbled.

It smelled like the air after a night of fireworks, and the liquified floor stain was a little poop-like.

But two mornings of light scraping and the felt was off the floor.

The steamer also loosened the adhesive on old plastic tile that had been around the kitchen sink.

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