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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Reduce Drywall Dust

Here is a quick tip on reducing drywall dust from sanding compound. I have found this little trick can save a lot of time cleaning and reduce vacuuming. Take a 12 inch wide roll of paper and cut it 6 to 12 inches longer than the sanding area, fold in half and tape the top with blue tape under the sanding area. Tape the other end of paper and attach to wall to make a paper gutter. Press the tape down slightly on the outer edge of the paper closer to you, this will keep the dust from sliding off the tape onto the floor.

When your sanding the dust will fall in the paper and reduce your clean up time. When sanding is completed, carefully fold the paper over beginning at one end and continue folding over till you reach the other end, then discard according to your local laws.

Tips: wear a dust mask when sanding. If your home was built prior to 1978 sanding may release lead which is harmful to your health. Log into the following site for more information:
Cover your surrounding area with plastic and drop cloths to keep the air borne particles off your floors and furnishings.

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