Monday, January 5, 2015

Kitchen Hardwoods: Day 2 of Goo Scraping

Here's how it goes:

1. Wet the floor
2. Let it soak in for 5 minutes
3. Pick up that magical bent handle scraper and a dustpan
4. Start scraping goo 
5. Attempt not to jab the floor
6. Dammit, you jabbed the floor.
7. Push goo off of sludgepan.
8. Take a breather from the respirator. Don't bother removing it over the kitchen sink. The sweat that pours out will just prep another area for goo scraping. 
9. Sharpen scraper.
10. Ice right hand, which is crippled from holding the scraper. Note to self: see orthopedic hand specialist about the trigger finger this has triggered
11. Repeat previous 10 steps 174,956 times for 4.5 months


Got the area cleared out and most of the sheet linoleum up last night:


A close-up shot of the felt and adhesive that will have to be scraped off:


Sanding sounded like a great option at first, until I learned that the adhesive will just melt and goo up the sanding pads. No wonder the hardwoods guys wanted to have nothing to do with this.