How do you clean drywall dust residue off of hardwood and tile?

I am doing a construction cleanup job for someone and they have drywall dust residue on everything. I mopped the floor with Murphy's Oil but there is still a film/streak left over when finished. They have hardwood and also tile. Any suggestions?

Asked By: Chilly - 10/21/2007
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First vacuum up all the dust with a shop vac, then mop in vinegar & water. Add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water. Good luck! :)
Answered By: (:♥TayLee♥:) - 10/21/2007
Additional Answers (4)
It's hard to get up by just mopping. Here is the way I did it...only way that has worked so far... More
Answered By: extex_cop - 10/21/2007
Get a clean mop and do it again, and then again until it is gone. I would have used a shop vac first and then mopped. (Try rinsing the floor with clear hot water after the next wash)
Answered By: sam - 10/21/2007
You really made a mess with the Murphy's by trying to mop it up before using a vacuum with a filter. Get as much of the dust as you can with a vacuum, then clear water on a damp cloth to get the rest of the dust, several times if necessary. Murphy's Oil Soap as your finish treatment. You are now going to have to use... More
Answered By: httnmrtt - 10/21/2007
when I redid my walls and did drywall, I vaccuumed it up with a dry vac, then used my carpet cleaner that also does bare floors. worked great and only took about 30 min.
Answered By: pixieotr - 10/21/2007
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