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I seem to have trodden tar onto my lovely, lovely oak flooring <<sob>>

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PacificDogwood Wed 05-Oct-11 21:50:42

Is there any way I can get rid of it bar sanding it down??

Please? Pretty please?

I've tried water and Flash, nail polish remover, B+Q's 'Sticky Stuff Remover', turpentine substitute, Jif - no joy sad.

DH says: leave it, claim on house insurance and replace floor shock! No way. It is only about 2 foot steps worth, probably dragged in by pran wheels, but perfect treadmarks of the soles of my shoes...

RandomMess Wed 05-Oct-11 21:53:40


I was going to suggest sticky stuff remover sad

RandomMess Wed 05-Oct-11 21:54:21

white spirit

tiny bit of nitromorse?

PacificDogwood Wed 05-Oct-11 21:55:11

Nope, Sticky Stuff Remover did nada, zilch, nothing at all sad

Nitromorse - really?! <<scared>>

talkingnonsense Wed 05-Oct-11 21:55:18

Have you tried olive oil or peanut butter? Both work well on sticky labels?

Catsmamma Wed 05-Oct-11 21:57:09

what about an ice for chewing gum, make it cold and stiff and chip it off.

and remove all shoes at the door HOUSERULE!

boxoftricks Wed 05-Oct-11 21:58:24

Adhesive & Tar Solvent available from Screwfix, Olive Oil, White Spirit or Tar Remover from car accessories shop such as Halfords.

This is what was listed as a response in a forum when i did a quick google!

RandomMess Wed 05-Oct-11 21:58:52

yes DH and did say you would have to be very careful with the Nitromorse, perhaps try just wiping it with a cloth?

<<won't mention that DH melted our kitchen sink tipping paint stripper down it>>

Specialist tar remover? Can't you get a stain devil one?

KatyMac Wed 05-Oct-11 22:00:15

My dad has a metal bottle/jar/tub/can of tar remover; but its about 40 yrs old and you can't read the outside of it

PacificDogwood Wed 05-Oct-11 22:01:59

Oooh, tar remover, inspired, thank you!
Why did I not think of that - so obvious <<slaps forehead>>

Yy to shoes off at the door: that's what my kids know to do. Unfortunately, I heave the double buggy in through the patio door into the dining area and hey presto - tar marks. The road in front of our house had been done a few days earlier...

Moredofbumsnet Thu 06-Oct-11 14:41:41


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