Sanding drywall is a hectic task if you don't know how to do it properly. People often screw up the dust that is created when grinding. If you screw it up and expose yourself to dust, it can be catastrophic for your lungs. Drywall particles can cause serious breathing problems that you can take to the hospital.
To make your tasks safe and easy, we share 5 simple steps that you can use to limit the amount of dust when sanding drywall.
Prevention is better than healing. For this reason, you should take suitable precautionary measures before starting work. Use safety glasses to protect your eyes. When the eyes are exposed to drywall dust, the eyes can become red and itchy. For your respiratory health, use a face mask that prevents dust from entering. Make sure you wear the mask perfectly so that there is no space between your face and the mask from which dust can get into your lungs.
Buy a good drywall sander
Drywall walls can be sanded using manual and automatic sanding machines. An automatic grinder with a vacuum hose installed can collect dust from the source with a vacuum. The Tooly claims that automatic drywall grinders work quickly, are easy to use, minimize dust and give the surface the best finish. On the other hand, a manual grinder cannot process dust at the source, works slowly and hard to achieve a perfect finish. However, you should collect sandpaper and sanding sponges to sand the corners and edges.
Use a good dust collector
If you have a good grinder with a dust collector hose, you must also take a good dust collector with you to collect the dust from the source. Expensive grinders come with built-in dust collectors, but cheaper ones don't. You can use your vacuum cleaner with the grinder or purchase a separate one. Regardless of whether you are using an old vacuum or buying a new vacuum, make sure the machine is powerful enough to collect all of the dust from the grinder at the time of creation. So that you don't collect part of the dust and leave the other.
Lock the room
When working on a room, whether it is grinding or painting, limit access to the work area. If you restrict access by outsiders, you cannot clean the entire house, only the room you have been working on. For sanding, you must completely seal all entrances to the room such as windows, fans, doors, etc. This limits the dust in a room, and when you complete the task, it's easier to clean a room than the whole house.
Clean up the room
After sanding, do not leave the construction site without properly cleaning it. You need to clean every corner of the room so that no dust remains. Leaving the room to clean the next day can be a very bad decision. You will see dust spots all over the house when you get up in the morning.
By the end of reading the entire article, you should now be able to limit exposure to drywall dust. Follow each step carefully to get the perfect result. If you want to do your job with manual grinders, you should check the precautions, since manual grinders generate much more dust than automatic ones. Limiting dust exposure is not so easy without suitable tools. Since this can be harmful to your health, you shouldn't compromise to save a few dollars. After all, health is real wealth.