Yep, what he said. I rarely ever clean any walls because I assume the sanding process will knock off most contaminants. Unless its got nicotine running down the walls, its a fairly useles step IMO. But watch out for hairspray, sticker adhesive, or other invisible contaminants.slickshift said:After sanding a skimcoat, I use a Swiffer on a stick to wipe up the dust
There's a reason for that though, no one in commercial or new construction wants to pay for it. I find it's a hell of a lot easier to justify this extra cost in residential repaint work. The last thing a GC or small business owner wants to hear is that your charging him $200 to clean the walls for whatever reason.ProWallGuy said:BTW, the Swifter or vacuuming seems to be above and beyond for most painters. All new construction painters just assume the sprayer will knock the dust off as they go along. Seeing them even swiping it with a broom would shock me.
Teetorbilt....why do you always prime with BIN?? Is it because it drys quickly therefore allowing you to put on a first coat of paint in the same day...may two coats?? I am familiar with this product and use it for nicotine / water stains, etc. But what's so special about it that you use it all the time??? Do you ever tint it??Teetorbilt said:Big ShopVac with brush attachments made by me. I always prime with BIN.
Maybe Teetor just likes to catch a buzz.ProWallGuy said:I think Mr. Teet was referring to Zinsser's B-I-N shellac primer.