I can brush, vacuum and blow air to remove surface sanding dust but still
some dust remains.
I understand store bought tack cloths leave a residue that can interfere
with a stain or finish.
How can I make my own cloth to pick up sanding dust. Ive heard simply a
cloth spayed with Endust is the best.
Just use what ever finish will be applied to a lint free cloth squeeze it
around so it isn't going to apply finish to the surface but enough is at the
surface to catch the small bits left. Tack rags are varnish without the
hardener added so it will take a long time to dry out.
There might be something more modern, but tack cloth is the traditional
method. I certainly would not put Endust on wood about to be finished.
A very light wipe with tack cloth is all that is needed, so I can't
see how it would leave any residue. You aren't going to SCRUB with it,
just pass it lightly over the surface. I always vacuum, but it won't be
thorough if your work space is very dusty. If you have raised a lot of
dust, you need to clean the work space and even brush dust from your
clothing so it doesn't shed on your wood finish.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.