Drywall dust nightmare
October 18, 2007 8:39 AM Subscribe
Drywall dust has seemingly ruined my new couch -- and health.
posted by zenpop to home & garden (7 answers total)
We're at the tail-end of a major remodel. Stupidly I unpacked our new couch a month ago, to have somewhere to sit in the living room. It was left uncovered.
I'm noticing now that whenever I sit or lay on the couch I develop what must be an allergic reaction to the drywall dust and other effluvia that's been floating in the air during the last month, and settling into the couch fabric. There's been drywalling, painting, sanding, cutting, sawing, etc.
I've tried vacuuming the entire couch several times, but that doesn't seem to be helping much. My vacuum is just a regular home type machine. The fabric around the couch DOES come off (it's a very well-desgined velcro set up). But I can't see how dry cleaning it would help. But maybe I'm wrong.
I'm thinking of having my house cleaner take the cushions outside to beat them. And then vacuuming again, after that.
Any tips, professional advice, previous experience tales, etc. for remedying this situation?