Just a quick update, just over a week ago all the drywall was hung and what has been a long process of mudding and taping has begun. Today is the 6th day that mudding and taping has been ongoing (by a single person, 8 hours a day) and I think the end is in sight. I think some final sanding will be started today and perhaps a bit of priming in certain areas of the basement. I really hope it is all primed by Thursday or Friday because next Monday I have my carpenter coming back to build the bar, bar island, install doors, and an extensive amount of trim. The drywall needs to be ready. You can be sure I'll put the pictures up as soon as the prime is on.
That said I have a question! Obviously with all the drywall work the concrete floor is an absolute mess of drywall dust and joint compound. I fully intend to scrape and wet/dry vac the dust up but on a quick attempt that doesn't get it all up, just smooth. There always remains a slight coating of white powder or dust that just stubbornly adheres to the concrete. Soooo... what do I do? Should I wet mop with water? Use sweeping compound which some say works great while others say can leave the floor oily and stain prone? Or do I just do my best to vacuum it and scrape it smooth, knowing the remaining powder will just be covered over with flooring: tile, wood, and carpet? Thanks!