Suggestions for Reducing Dust

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      Claire
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      Good Morning!

      We are renovating an exhibit space on the first floor of one of our buildings. The second floor is already finished exhibit space with sealed wooden floors. The building was constructed in the 50s and consists of primarily rough sawn wood. We are concerned about dust and debris potentially falling from the second floor to the first floor due to the foot traffic. We are contemplating using polyurethane to seal the rough sawn wood ceiling on the first floor, but will that really be necessary with sealed floors above? Is there another sealant we should consider using or are we over-thinking this? Thank you in advance for any assistance. Have a great day!

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      I would be cautious about sealing previously unsealed rough-sawn wood as you may change its ability to absorb and release humidity which could lead to dimensional changes. It could warp, twist, shrink or crack.

      You could try hoovering the ceiling of the first floor space to remove loose surface dust and then suspend some white sheets (textile or paper) or sticky mats underneath as much of the ceiling as you can, especially in the most trafficked areas above (doorways). Get as many people as you can to walk around in the space above and then look at the papers. How much dust is there? Any pests ? Please let us know the results !

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      Claire
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      Thank you for the suggestion Helena, that is a great idea!

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