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08-15-03, 03:02 AM   #1  
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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08-15-03, 04:58 AM   #2  
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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08-15-03, 05:08 AM   #3  
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?

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08-15-03, 09:56 AM   #4  
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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