how to remove epoxy from vinyl floor?

Epoxy is a strong adhesive that is used to coat floors, shoes, and many other things. If you spill epoxy on your floor, you will need to remove it quickly, or else it may dry and become very difficult. This can be difficult!

To make things easier for you, we’ve put together this guide on how to remove epoxy from vinyl floors.

How do you get dried epoxy off floor?

You can try to remove it with acetone. If that doesn’t work, use a putty knife or something similar to scrape it off. If that still doesn’t work, use a heat gun or blow dryer set on high and held close to the floor for about 30 seconds.

The hot air will soften the epoxy and make it easier to scrape off with your hand or a putty knife

What removes dried epoxy?

If you want to remove epoxy from vinyl, you may be able to do so by applying heat to the floor. A heat gun can easily be used for this purpose.

A scraper (a tool that looks like a flat piece of metal) is also handy for removing dried epoxy from vinyl floors. However, this method could damage the surface of your floor if it’s not done correctly. It’s best to try this method on an inconspicuous area of your floor before doing it all over your entire house!

A solvent such as acetone could also be used to dissolve dried epoxy and make it easier for removal using tools such as scrapers or heat guns; however, keep in mind that solvents are flammable and should only be used outdoors or with good ventilation inside your house/room where you’re working

How do you remove epoxy from linoleum?

While linoleum is a resilient flooring material made primarily from linseed oil, the thick coating of epoxy on the floor can make it difficult to remove.

Epoxy is a resin that can be hardened into a thick, durable, and long-lasting covering. If you get epoxy on your linoleum flooring, don’t panic! There are ways to remove this sticky substance from your floors without damaging them or making them slippery.

Does vinegar dissolve epoxy?

No, it does not. Vinegar will do nothing to dissolve the epoxy, and will most likely leave you frustrated or feeling like your floor is ruined.

If you try to remove epoxy with vinegar and are unsuccessful, don’t despair! There are many products that work much better than vinegar on vinyl floors. You should try applying one of these instead:

Can epoxy floor be removed?

Yes, you can remove epoxy flooring with the right tools. The first thing to do is soften up the glue so that it scrapes off more easily.

Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm up the epoxy, then scrape it off with a scraper. If there are still bits of epoxy left on your floor after scraping and vacuuming them up, use a solvent like acetone to wipe down any residue that remains on your vinyl.

How do I remove unset epoxy?

If you have a small area of epoxy on your vinyl, then you can remove it with a razor blade or scraper. You may need to use a putty knife or similar tool to scrape off the excess epoxy and then use an acetone-based solvent such as lacquer thinner or paint thinner (not mineral spirits) to dissolve the remaining epoxy.

If you have larger areas of unset epoxy on your flooring, heat guns are ideal for removing them. If heat guns are not available, try using chemical strippers that contain methylene chloride rather than more abrasive chemicals like sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid.

Baking soda also works well in removing residual adhesive from hardwood floors; simply sprinkle baking soda on top of the gluey substance and sweep away with ordinary drywall sponges or cotton rags

How do you remove epoxy from laminate flooring?

Removing epoxy from laminate flooring is different than removing it from vinyl. Whereas the loose-adhesive method can be used to successfully remove epoxy from a vinyl floor, this method is not recommended for laminate because it can damage the subfloor beneath.

Instead, you can use one of two methods:

  • The hot water method involves applying boiling water to the epoxy and letting it soak for a few minutes before scraping it away with a scraper or spatula. Use caution when using this method as hot water can cause serious burns if you aren’t careful! Keep any pets away while working as well!
  • The chemical remover option involves using an adhesive remover like Goo Gone or Goof Off (available at most grocery stores) on your laminate flooring surface, then scrubbing away with warm soap and water afterward.

Can you use acetone on epoxy resin?

It’s possible to remove epoxy resin with acetone, but it’s not recommended. If the epoxy isn’t completely cured yet and is still wet, you can use a bit of acetone to wipe it away.

However, if the adhesive has hardened into a solid mass (like with our example), using an abrasive substance like sandpaper or steel wool will only result in damaging your flooring rather than removing anything.

Instead of damaging your vinyl flooring further by trying to remove epoxy with chemical solutions or scraping it off yourself, we recommend contacting a professional cleaning service or contractor that specializes in removing adhesives from floors.


You’ve seen the proper way to remove epoxy from vinyl flooring, and now you can do it yourself. But if not for some reason or another, you’re still not confident that you can do this job, I recommend calling in a professional. There’s no shame in hiring someone else for help when it comes to this type of task.

Removing epoxy from any type of flooring can be tricky—but it’s nothing compared to removing epoxy from concrete or brick! We’ll cover those methods next week!

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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