| On 11/22/2004 8:45 AM US(ET), axis took fingers to keys, and
| >So the contractors who demo'd our bathroom in prep for major
| >didn't think it would be a good idea to segregate the work
area w/ plastic
| >over the door or anything like that. So they demolished the
room, w/o a door
| >on, leaving the whole first floor, and I mean literally every
| >that just happened to be on the first floor, covered with a
thick layer of
| >dust. I've been using a oil based floor clearner to mop the
| >windex on the furniture and smaller things. After I mop things
| >but once everything dries off and settles it still has a lot
of dust. Any
| >tips on how exactly to tackle this problem? I suspect if we
keep at it we'd
| >eventually succeed, but maybe there are certain cleaners that
| >suited for this kind of work .
| >thanks in advance
| Vacuuming first would be better if you had a vacuum cleaner
| filtered out all that fine dust so it doesn't circulate back
| room. I have a whole house vacuum system that exhausts to the
| and after some work like you describe, I can see the dust below
| exhaust outlet.
| Perhaps using those treated dust cloths or dust mops, rather
| would be better?
Another reason to vacuum: those plaster particles are sharp, and
everytime you rub them across a surface, like a tabletop, you're
scratching (dulling) the finish. You can rent good vacs; even
some have HEPA filters, but you have to pay for a whole filter,
and hope one does the job. IMO, HEPA is NOT the thing to use
with dust particles like that. Others disagree with me though.