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    Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Got a ton of sawdust on our walls in the basement. Looking for quick/efficient suggestions on cleaning them. Of course the old wet rag works, but it will take forever and it usually rubs a small amount of paint off.



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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Got a ton of sawdust on our walls in the basement. Looking for quick/efficient suggestions on cleaning them. Of course the old wet rag works, but it will take forever and it usually rubs a small amount of paint off.
    Shop Vac with brush like long and narrow attachment. Also get an Air Purifer, it will take a lot of dust out of the air.


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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Then use the Swifter Duster.


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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Then use the Swifter Duster.
    Never thought of that. Thanks


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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    They make wall mops, the cleaning crew that we have do a final clean on our homes uses a big microfiber mop. It works incredibly well. The wipe with it for a while and them just vacuum the microfiber off with a shopvac.


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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Shop Vac with brush like long and narrow attachment. Also get an Air Purifer, it will take a lot of dust out of the air.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Then use the Swifter Duster.
    I did think of these - will see if I can get a brush attachment for the shopvac (Craftsman) from Sears tomorrow. I put water in the bottom of it so when the dust goes in, it's not just blowing around.

    Air purifier is a good suggestion.



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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Quote Originally Posted by bhoodjer View Post
    They make wall mops, the cleaning crew that we have do a final clean on our homes uses a big microfiber mop. I works incredibly well. The wipe with it for a while and them just vacuum the microfiber off with a shopvac.
    This!

    Any idea where to get one? I assume Home Depot or a store like that would be the best place - but stuff like that can be hit and miss.

    My only concern with the vac method is even though I put water in it, some of the dust will still blow around. Wall mop would be perfect. :)



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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    This!

    Any idea where to get one? I assume Home Depot or a store like that would be the best place - but stuff like that can be hit and miss.

    My only concern with the vac method is even though I put water in it, some of the dust will still blow around. Wall mop would be perfect. :)
    They have drywall filters for Shop Vacs that work great for dust control when vacing.


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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    This!

    Any idea where to get one? I assume Home Depot or a store like that would be the best place - but stuff like that can be hit and miss.

    My only concern with the vac method is even though I put water in it, some of the dust will still blow around. Wall mop would be perfect. :)
    I am not sure where they get there's but I know that lowes or home depot should have a microfiber mop that would be used on hardwood floors. I am sure that would work just as well. Just mop a wall down and then vacuum it off and maybe hit it again. Hopefully that works for you.



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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    Second the filter suggestion. You can get medical grade HEPA filters for Shop Vacs and they aren't that expensive (maybe $30 instead of regular $15 regular filters). I have one of the higher end Rigid wet/dry vacs and use a 4 stage HEPA filter with it since I have such bad allergies around saw dust. Works great and it catches incredibly fine particulants.


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    Re: Cleaning/Dusting walls

    To remove dust from the air, strap a furnace filter to a box fan with bungee cords, and turn it on. As the air moves, the dust will be trapped in the filter. this cuts down on dust as you are creating it (sanding, sawing, etc.)



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