Hanging a vinyl drop cloth in door opening

reader77September 18, 2012

I will be having solid surface countertops installed in about 2 weeks.

The doorway from kitchen breakfast area to dining/living room is the open type. I will need to hang some kind of barrier there to keep as much "dust" as possible out. Is there any kind of tape that will not damage the wall paint too much?

There is no woodwork around doorway.

Thanks

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phiwwy

plastic and painters tape is what we are using. the areas holding the tape have cured paint though, we're not taping on the new side.

i prefer to have to touch up than to deal with all the dust.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 1:58PM
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hags00

I didn't find counter top install to be particularly dusty. My guys always do all their cutting, polishing and tweaking outside on the truck. The only thing they did inside was drill the faucet hole.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 2:28PM
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donaleen

Find out how much cutting they plan to do in your kitchen. It can be very very dusty. We wrapped all our drawer slides to protect them. We taped plastic everywhere. It was well worth the effort.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 2:33PM
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laughablemoments

DH uses a type of extension/tension poles with plastic to create a barrier when doing dusty jobs for people. He rigged up his own; I can try to ask him the details when he is home if you want more info. His setup looks a lot like the one I'm linking below. I tried to paste a picture (and failed.)

Here is a link that might be useful: EZ Prop poles

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 3:25PM
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laughablemoments

There. It worked this time. This is from the EZ prop site.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 3:30PM
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Angie_DIY

I did what laughable suggests, again, rigging my own. I used 8-foot-long 1x2s, with a piece of 4x4 beneath it to make the 1x2s tight against the ceiling.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 5:33PM
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reader77

Thanks to everyone for ideas. I will check to see if friends have some boards for the props. etc.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 7:48PM
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Angie_DIY

1x2s are less than a dollar at HD.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:36PM
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