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Question DetailsAsked on 12/27/2012

How do you remove old adhesive from bathroom walls?

My friend is wondering about the best method for removing old adhesive from her bathroom walls. She's looking into muriatic acid, but I thought I'd ask the experts.

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Depending upon what type of adhesive it is, I would try a product called Goof Off. It takes just about anything off!

Answered 7 years ago by Mindola


That is entirely dependent on the adhesive. Muriatic acid works on few types of adhesives. I recommend going to a good hardware store with a bunch of old guys working there and ask what they carry. Buy small quantities of each type and take them home to test. None of them are going to remove it all at once but you can see which works best on your adhesive. If your adhesive is a tan or beige color, I would start with Sentinel 626 Carpet Adhesive Remover. Don't let the name fool you, this works on a lot of adhesives.

Answered 7 years ago by Vern


Lacquer thinner or naptha is good solvent. Goof off is a latex paint primary remover and naptha based.
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Answered 7 years ago by jccasper

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