Clean Drywall, Pro Walls Drywall, Port Townsend, WA, USA
Experienced, licensed, bonded, insured; providing full drywall service to the Olympic Peninsula (Service Area Map)
Smoothwall, dust-free options; small repairs, small jobs, homes, offices, businesses, clinics
Cleaning drywall -
If you are considering attempts to clean mold and organic growth stains, contact mold removal specialists and fully research your project before you begin. Molds can cause serious damage to humans.
Unfinished drywall - the object is to keep unprimed drywall protected from the elements and dry, though it is made to withstand brief exposure to water, water-based spray formulas and damp compounds which can take days to dry once applied. Sweep or wipe dust with broom, brush or dry cloth. If sweeping or dry wiping are ineffective, try a damp sponge or cloth and allow board to dry.
Long term moisture exposure stains may continue to bleed through primer and paint, and may require further repair. Repair cause of damage. Long-term stains can not be cleaned, they must be treated or replaced.
Finished, unprimed drywall - do not use damp sponge or cloth to clean unprimed finished surfaces. Avoid abrasives. Sweep or use dry cloth.
If soiled by benign chemical, check with primer manufacturers to know which chemicals your primer may react or not react with and whether you can safely prime over the area.
Do not use black magic markers to write on unprimed drywall to avoid their bleeding through primer and paint. If already used, treat area with KILZ primer or another similar stain-block formula, then prime entire surface with standard primer.
Installed, primed drywall - wipe clean with damp or wet sponge, cloth or brush. Primers are designed to withstand some exposure to moisture and water and to seal drywall. Follow primer manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
Installed, primed and painted drywall - follow paint manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance.