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busyhammer 10-01-2013 01:02 PM

What are some tricks and tips for keeping a remodel clean? I have been trying the following with some success for my bathroom remodel

- mixing a minimal amount if thinset.. This is huge because the leftover is very hard to clean

- keeping trowels and other basic cement tools in a bucket of water to keep from drying... Not sure if this will work but I just started


Anyone have any other tips? Tips that make starting up the next day faster would be especially nice.

oh'mike 10-01-2013 01:26 PM

Keep a 'finger' bucket close by to keep you hands clean as you tile----

Use carpet protector outside the bathroom so you don't track mud into finished areas of the home.

Have a brush and dust pan at hand to keep the floors clean as you set tile.

Use a sponge to add water to your thinset or grout---much easier to control the water than pouring---

Mort 10-05-2013 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busyhammer (Post 1248393)
- keeping trowels and other basic cement tools in a bucket of water to keep from drying... Not sure if this will work but I just started

I'm not sure about masonry stuff, but I do know that if you wash concrete tools in a bucket of water, all the fines (cement, sand) settle to the bottom fairly quickly, and if left too long, will set up on you. Better to just wash your tools with the bucket water, set them aside, and clean your bucket out at the end of the day.

Fix'n it 10-06-2013 10:37 AM

i find that stopping and just cleaning up some, makes things easier.


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