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Mstrlucky74 04-06-2013 04:59 PM

Dust/residue after tape and compound
 
The guys finished the job today and I noticed that there is some dust left behind on the walls.. I guess from the sanding. The guy said I can take a damp towel and wipe down the walls. I guess he should of done this but whatever ..... My question is should I do this or use something else? Thanks

Joe...I did not say spack$&....:)

princelake 04-06-2013 05:19 PM

i have a shop vac with a hepa filter and a soft brush end and i vac the walls. or take a soft bristle broom and brush down towards the floor and i use a paint brush in the top corners. i then sweep lightly or shop vac up the floor then give it a quick mop. then i break out the primer.

joecaption 04-06-2013 05:23 PM

Much better.
Brush it off then wipe down with a slighty damp rag to be 100% sure you got it all.
Primers not going to stick to the wall with dust on it.

ToolSeeker 04-07-2013 07:09 PM

Drywall dust is very fine so don't be surprised if you need to wipe it down a couple times.


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