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Removing Linseed Oil that was Over Applied to Floor

Postby gdb » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:36 pm

I am self renovating a house over the summer, the upper floor on which has a wooden floor that is very sticky and tacky. I am told linseed oil was applied several years and there appears to be a dark sticky substance on the wood.

How would you recommend I remove it? The area is quite large (60 m2).

Should I rent a floor sander (would the linseed oil gum it up)? Is there a solvent based solution?

Thanks in advance - any advice would be appreciated.

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