don't clean up after sanding?


Old 08-28-03, 01:13 PM
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don't clean up after sanding?

I read somewhere that, after sanding joints, there is no need to clean the dust off the sheetrock before painting/priming. And in fact, this article said that the dust somehow works with the paint/primer and makes a better finish (or something). Is there any validity to this? I've always vacuumed or damp-sponged the dust and would love to avoid doing this...
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Old 08-28-03, 01:47 PM
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There is no need to be meticulous about it. I just quickly run a shopvac over the wall or a dry cloth. It will mix with the primer, but I doubt it makes the finish any better. There is not enough of it to change the consistency of the primer, in general. If there is a lot in one place you might wind up with a lump or two.

Hope this helps.

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