I knew it would be hard but ...
Man! I *thought* I would spend some time this morning cleaning paint off a small part of the floor where I'd pulled up the carpet last weekend. And then I could move on and pull up more carpet. Oh my gosh! Now I know why people decide to just refinish or replace. It's a very small area but I've been at it for a couple hours this morning. I've pulled a muscle in my right thigh and I've decided that the $16 I spent on knee pads 2 days ago is the best money spent EVER. I'm not even half done!! But I certainly won't need to "workout" this weekend! I've settled into using a paint scraper for the thicker/worst parts, then using denatured alcohol and a scrub brush to get out the rest. Tried just the alcohol first, then just the scraper. That's probably why it has taken so long. I hope now that I see how/what to do it will go a little quicker. I've never been so glad that we DIDN'T get one of the houses with "nice" trim. I can't image going the dental pick route at this point!
No new pics in the link below. Yet.
Here is a link that might be useful: rug demo