How to Clean Up After Floor Sanding
- February 13, 2015
- Posted by: Glyn Pires
- Category: Floor Sanding
Even if you are using the best equipment and are a skilled professional, there will always be some dust created during the sanding portion of a wood floor restoration job. Unfortunately, there is no way around this. At GJP Floor Sanding London, we only use German and Swedish made sanding machines that come fully equipped with powerful vacuums. While this does remove most of the dust from the work-site, there will always be some particles escaping and making it to other areas of your home.
So, how do you get rid of this dust from floors, walls and furniture? Here are some tips to help you clean up after a floor sanding project.
Be Proactive When Cleaning Your Floor
The best way to clean up is to think ahead. Besides using proper equipment, you will want to cover your furniture with sheets or other protective barriers. This will make cleanup much easier once the work has been completed.
Clean Your Floor As You Work
Don’t just wait until the work has been completed before vacuuming and cleaning up the room. Cleaning up as you go reduces the chances of dust being tracked throughout the rest of the house. It also makes breathing much easier during the job, which is always a bonus.
The Vacuum Is Your Friend
After your floor has been sanded, you will want to become best friends with the vacuum cleaner. Using a soft vacuum head, to prevent scratching your nice floor, you will want to vacuum everything in your house. From top to bottom, start sucking up as much dust as possible.
Soap and Water
Never use water on your hardwood floor as it could cause damage and you will be going through this whole process again sooner than you think. Instead, you will want to use eco-friendly soap and warm water to wash the walls, baseboards, countertops, etc.
It is important not to wash your floor for at least 72 hours after applying a finish, such as varnish. You need to wait for the protective seal to dry before you try to clean it up.
Once the floor is ready to be washed, you should only use an approved floor cleaner to prevent the floor from being damaged.
Cleaning up after a floor sanding job is pretty simple yet it may be a little tedious. Again the best thing you can do for yourself is to use a company or rent a machine that has the vacuum attachment. This will greatly reduce the amount of dust created and will make your life much easier down the road.