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Old 11-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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If I'd ordered Dirtex online instead of shopping all over for it I'd have it today.

What else can I use to clean garage walls (scuffs, dust and cobwebs) that won't leave a residue for painting?

edit: the only Dirtex sold around here is the spray can.

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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http://www.krudkutter.com/index.php?...d=26&Itemid=64
Any Lowes, Home Depot, paint supply store, even Wal-Mart should have had the Dirtex.

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thanks. Everyone has Krudcutter. I have a gallon but not the cleaning kind. Will look for that today.

Nope. I asked at Lowes, H.D., Walmart and Ace.........no boxes of Dirtex. Maybe because I'm in a small town?
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I used to use KrudKutter but have switched to no rinse TSP substitute, which is available from several different manufacturers.
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What area where you in when you asked at the box store?
I know the three Lowes and HD I shop in it both in the painting area and the cleaning products.
I gave up long ago asking questions at the box stores, way to much misinformation. I've had them come up to me and ask where something is or had them ask me to help a customer.
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Joe,
I looked in the cleaning section and the paint section, plus asked a clerk.

S.W. wanted me to try a Green solution cleaner, but didn't hear anyone here recommend it. Think I'll just order the Dirtex online today and be done with it.

Wonder how many boxes I need for a 2 car garage?

edit: just ordered one 4.5 lb box to see how I liked it, then can determine any further quantity needed.

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Where are you every Lowe's and depot in the Ocala area has it. If yours doesn't they should have been able to get it from another store.
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heck, I drove right thu Ocala twice yesterday. (on the way to Gainesville). If I had known that I would have stopped there to pick it up. Now may not have it till Dec 2nd.

edit: guess it won't matter that I can't clean the walls till later. Am just painting the big wall facing me as I drive in, until after the holidays. I'm only painting 3/4 of the wall as the end is a cubby hole where the AC air handler is. On the edge of the cubby the corner was chipped in a long area, and the metal edging shows. I put joint compound on it thick enough to cover the metal. That will take awhile to dry. Probably should have read directions first. Probably should have put one layer on, then gone back after it dried and added more. Too late, it's done. I'm so anxious to get all this prep work done and start painting with the lovely green I've chosen.

This is the first time I've used joint compound (from SW). I really like the creamy texture, compared to spackle. There are about a dozen holes where I pulled out molys from the wall. Some of the holes I filled sunk in, or dried and sunk in to where I need to go over them again.


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