HELP! Sheetrock mess

spadentrowelJanuary 4, 2008

The sheetrock contractor has just left and said he cleaned up. But, there is a layer of dust everywhere. This is a new home construction. The dust is heavy and resists sweeping and vacuuming. What do I use?

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I have had success with wet rags. Some areas need to get hit twice before all the fine powder is gone. It is very tedious but it works.


    Bookmark   January 4, 2008 at 7:03AM
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Lots and lots of clean wet rags as batguys suggested. It's a major pain and it'll take several passes to get all the dust cleaned up.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2008 at 9:15PM
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You say this is new construction. Are you responsible for cleaning during this build?

If so, I would focus my attention on the walls before the painters come in using DAMP rags. Not wet, damp, the walls haven't been primed yet.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2008 at 2:54PM
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I second what has already been said. Vacuum what you can, then use a damp rag to wipe up the rest.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2008 at 11:58PM
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