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Old 01-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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How to remove drywall plaster from a wool rug?


Anyone know what would work well for removing drywall plaster that is dried onto a wool rug? I would like to remove the plaster and also preserve the rug and its colors.

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If you mean drywall compund, I've used a curry comb, like a horse groomer uses. Rub it in circles on the carpet. When all the crumbs are broken loose, vac them up and finish up with a damp rag. No need to use any kind of detergent that might affect the carpet. Drywall compound is pretty inert and water based.

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I second the above post... drywall compound if that is all it is? is water soluable, lots of water and circular motion

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Ok, I will give that a try. Thank you!


On a side note -- how toxic is it to breathe drywall dust?
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Ok, I will give that a try. Thank you!


On a side note -- how toxic is it to breathe drywall dust?
Sorry. You likely won't live past 103.
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On a side note -- how toxic is it to breathe drywall dust?
It's not toxic, but your nostrils, sinuses, and lungs are not going to like it (if that makes any sense).

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