Hatton House Diaries

One day, we decided to buy a 125 year old Victorian House in Des Moines, Iowa…….

The Best Kitchen Towels Make the Best Drywall Sponges February 6, 2013

Filed under: Remodeling and Design Projects — hattonhousedsm @ 12:48 am
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imageWhen we moved into the Hatton House, I decided I was too old for mismatched, worn out kitchen towels, so I invested in several nice (read: not cheap) towels from my favorite locally owned kitchen store, Kitchen Collage. My favorites were these thick, orange towels from nowdesigns. One of those towels was damp, and had been tossed on the floor, waiting to be carried up to laundry when I needed something damp to wipe down some drywall dust. I used the towel (hearing my mother cringe from a thousand miles away) and it was way too effective. I’d been finish sponging the drywall, to know down the dust and smooth out the final few edges. The sponge kept filling with dust, and was taking forever to wash between uses, but the towel could be folded several times so you could flip to a clean side over and over. It’s my new favorite trick for finishing drywall, and when washed immediately, came clean. I do suggest getting your own dedicated drywall towel, because I’m pretty sure if my husband had done the same thing, I would have been pissed he used my good towels for construction.

 

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