Sunday, May 30, 2021

Dry sand vs. Wet sand

Everyone loves sanding drywall joints right? Hell no! For one the dust sanding drywall compound makes is out of control. And when doing repair work this can be a major problem. This dust is fine and gets everywhere and in everything. The best option that I have found when doing repair work is to do more, thin coats of drywall compound (making a point not to have too much access mud), and using a large wet sponge. I prefer the large yellow sanding sponges found at home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe's. When wet sanding make sure you wring out as much water from the sponge as possible. And try not to get your wallboard too wet when sanding. Cleaning your sponge when it gets over saturated with compound. This process may take practice but once perfected a solution to the dust problem in a occupied area in need of drywall repairs needed.

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