Astro turf is a synthetic grass product that is designed to look like real grass. It can be used for lawns, playgrounds and athletic fields.
Astro turf is usually glued to concrete using the same glue that you would use to install a carpet.
It’s called “weldbond” and can be purchased at most any hardware store or home improvement center. It’s a water based glue which is safe for kids and pets.
As the name weldbond would suggest, this glue is extremely adhesive, and can be quite hard to remove.
If you’ve removed astro turf from concrete you’ll find that there’s still some of this glue left on the surface.
Astro turf glue can be notoriously hard to remove using normal methods. If you do this without using the proper method, you may end up damaging your concrete flooring.
How To Remove Astro Turf Glue From Concrete
Here’s how to remove astro turf glue from concrete reliably without damaging your concrete flooring:
- Scrape off as much of the glue as you can with a putty knife. Use caution not to gouge or scratch the concrete surface when scraping.
- Mix up a batch of TSP cleaner (Trisodium Phosphate) and apply it to the glue residue with a scrub brush. Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes then rinse with water and wipe clean with a rag. Repeat if necessary until all of the glue is removed from the concrete.
- Apply TSP cleaner directly to the concrete and scrub it in thoroughly using a stiff nylon bristle brush, such as an old toothbrush or stiff bristled paint brush used only for this purpose.
- Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes then rinse with water and wipe dry with a cloth or paper towels. Repeat if necessary until all of the adhesive is removed from the concrete surface.
- If there are still some glue stains left on your concrete after removing all of the glue, mix up some household bleach (5% solution) in a bucket of warm water.
- Apply this solution to the stain with a sponge mop or rag, allowing it to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off completely with water and drying once again with paper towels or rags.
- Repeat if necessary until all traces of the glue are removed from your concrete surface..
- The last step is to seal your newly cleaned concrete so that you don’t have any future problems caused by moisture penetration into your newly finished flooring project!