Smeary sheen of sheetrock sand, be damned!
July 10, 2007 8:25 AM Subscribe
Home Renovation Filter: How do I get the last lingering residue of smeared sheetrock/joint compound dust off of my wood floors and ceramic tiles?
posted by desuetude to home & garden (8 answers total)
I followed all conventional wisdom found on the internets for making this Sisyphean task as painless as possible -- I brushed dry powder off of all surfaces, swept well, shopvac'd dry, and repeated after airborne dust resettled.
So, time to get the last of the dust up with damp mop/sponge. Mopped with water/pinesol. Five times, maybe ten. The tiles in the bathroom and the wood floor are still smeary.
I've now anthropomorphized the dust into a small army of itsy-bitsy organisms who pretend to be vanquished by my sponge or mop and then, when I turn my back, are laughing, laughing, laughing.
Anyone hit upon a cleaning product or technique that has special powers on this stuff?