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Old 11-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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How to remove drywall mud/dust from vinyl floor


Was doing some mudding and sanding, cleaned up after and the vinyl floor (which is darker in color) has tiny white spots in the patterns indents of the flooring.

Washed it 4 times and when it dries, the white dots are still there...any ideas?

Cleaning with rag and water...

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A toothbrush and warm water worked for me. The bristles get down inside of the indentations.

For a large area, I wonder if there is some kind of gadget with a soft-bristle you could attach to your drill. Kind of like the round pads they use to clean or buff the paint on a car.

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Try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in a spot. If it seems like it might work they make a Magic Eraser mop head. I've only seen it at Big Lots but it works wonders on dirty vinyl.
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Prevention is the cure.
When hand sanding drywall open a window and remove the screen and set a cheap dollar store box fan in the window.
Have a shop vac running and sand with one hand and hold the hose in the other.
Shut down the HVAC system while sanding.
I use a Rigid brand vac and have bought an extra hose that I attach to the exhaust that gets hung out a window and use the drywall bags inside the tank over the filter.
Drywall dust needs to be shop vacuumed up. As soon as water hits it your stuck with a muddy mess.
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^ +1. vacuum is the way to go. To late now though. Once you add water, it turns back into compound.
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Regular soft broom lots of water and a wet vac.
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Use a damp sponge on the wall instead of sandpaper next time.

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