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Old 04-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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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

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 04-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Drywall dust is very fine so don't be surprised if you need to wipe it down a couple times.
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