Drywall Dust

kevin1911February 24, 2006

I recently completed my basement, but I am having a problem getting the drywall dust off of the concrete floor. At this particular time, we were going to let the concrete flooring remain until we have enough extra finances to tackle the floor. However, we can't seem to get the dust off the floor. We have tried wet-vac, mopping, blowing, scrubbing. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we might go about getting the haze of drywall dust off the floor???

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Is it not moving off the floor or are you just moving it around? I had a combination of dirt and drywall dust and the best way I found was a squeegee. I would dump a little soapy water on the floor, mop and then squeegee the water and the dust to the other end. Then shopvac it up water and dirt all together. Try a test spot and see.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 10:35PM
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Kevin, we had the same problem for quite awhile. Could never get all the dust removed no m,atter what we did. Finally we put down some large carpet tiles and carpet remnants that DH brought home from a job. This worked fine until we finally had carpet installed.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 12:29PM
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A carpet shampooer would pick up small particles.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 9:03PM
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Neighbor and I are finishing our basement.

The following works!

After drywall clean it up as good as possible.

Then shop vac the floor.

Then get a mop and a bucket and mop the floor with pine sol.

Then mop it again.

The change your furnance filter.

Dust all gone.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2006 at 5:14PM
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