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Old 08-15-03, 04:02 AM
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Ready for paint

Having started my basement finish project in February (actually I didn't start in ernest until March....) I am finally ready for paint.

Question is: after all the sanding of the joint compound, there is a lot of dust "stuck" to the walls. Obviously I need to remove it. What's the best way to do this? I have an air compressor (as in a big one for pneumatic tool use) - can I just blast the walls with 100 PSI of air? Should they be wiped down? Vacuumed?

I plan on using Benjamin Moore paint. It's expensive, but I've found that you get what you pay for. Should I use their primer as well? Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Jim
 
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Old 08-15-03, 05:58 AM
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You can run a shopvac over the walls or wipe them with a cloth. Getting all the dust off is not that important. Blowing the dust off will make a big mess.

The wall should be primed with a PVA primer, before using that top of the line Benjamin Moore.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-15-03, 06:08 AM
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Originally posted by chfite
You can run a shopvac over the walls or wipe them with a cloth. Getting all the dust off is not that important. Blowing the dust off will make a big mess.

The wall should be primed with a PVA primer, before using that top of the line Benjamin Moore.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.....pardon my ignorance but what's PVA?

Jim
 
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Old 08-15-03, 10:56 AM
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PVA primer is designed for new wallboard and joint compound specifically to seal it for painting. Almost any paint vendor should have it.
 
 

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