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Sanding drywall by Sue

Posted by John P on August 26th, 2000 04:29 PM
In reply to sanding drywall by Sue on August 25th, 2000 01:57 PM [Go to top of thread]

Don't get discouraged!
If you put the mud on fairly thin and smoothly you can save a lot of dust by using the "wet" sanding method. Once the mud is really dry (over night) then just take a slightly dampened sponge and go over the dried mud in a circular motion being careful not to "gouge" it. What acutuall happens is that you soften the mud with the water and smooth it with the sponge. It will take a bit of experimenting to get it perfect but we find it works really well. We do the same thing when we have "drawen" gyprock joints. Have been using this method for years! It's particularly good when working in a lived-in house and you don't want a lot of dust floating in the air! John

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