I have the following wall I need to sand

enter image description here.

Issue is the wall is made of plaster.

  • Is there a way to sand it without spreading plaster dust all over my kitchen, please?


  • Is that loose paint, in the picture?
    – tahwos
    Jul 27, 2017 at 2:32
  • hi @tahwos what do you mean by loose paint, please?
    – Andy K
    Jul 27, 2017 at 4:56
  • It looks like flakes of paint, on the surface.
    – tahwos
    Jul 28, 2017 at 23:28
  • @tahwos it is flake of paints
    – Andy K
    Jul 29, 2017 at 9:03
  • Then your first course of action, would be to remove all of the loose paint, with scrapers and a stiff brush.
    – tahwos
    Jul 31, 2017 at 23:53

1 Answer 1


You can use a Drywall Vacuum sander http://amzn.to/2uWPcdB that connects to a vacuum. The vacuum will pick up the vast majority of dust that gets created.

These things use a special abrasive screen/sandpaper that allows the dust being created to pass through the screen/sandpaper and into your vacuum cleaner. This also helps prevent the abrasives from clogging due to dust.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.