Removing vinyl border adhesive

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  1. vinylpeeler

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    We need to remove vinyl border adhesive from a wall. The adhesive was probably solvite border adhesive, which is water soluble when wet but which dries into a rubbery film.

    A steamer made no impression. Hot water and lots of scrubbing :)oops:) of a small area simply made the adhesive roll into small balls, but not come off.

    I tried various solvents (white spirit, meths, aftershave) all to no effect. :(

    Can anyone suggest how best to get rid of this stuff?

    Thanks.
     
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    ask solvite
     
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    Good suggestion. I contact Henkel Loctite Adhesives in Hatfield on 01707 635000 and spoke to their technical help line. They suggested applying a strong solution of sugar soap and then coming back to it with more solution and a stiff brush (like a nail brush). This worked well, although was very hard work.

    The best tip is don't use vinyl border adhesive for sticking borders directly on to a wall. I guess heavy duty wallpaper paste would do the job and would be much easier to remove.
     

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