When it comes to dust, even the loftiest of homes will have some. Whether you’re a minimalist or a purist, you can trust that good old-fashioned dusting doesn’t need to be complicated. All you need is an old toothbrush and some elbow grease. But what if you want to give your home a little extra-special touch? What if you want that rustic, country feel from the inside out? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. We call it “fiberglass dust” and it features small particles of fiberglass that have been mixed in with regular household dust. You see, fiberglass isn’t too hard to come by. It’s a common material used in the construction industry for things like insulation and gypsum board because it doesn’t add weight or cost to the final product. It also has these amazing properties: It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in moisture so when combined with other natural materials such as dirt (and maybe even some furniture), it forms a type of “fiberglass tics” that helps keep soil out while still keeping moisture in.
What Does Fiberglass Dust Look Like?
Fiberglass dust can be a green or brownish-gray powder that is created when fiberglass is heated and dried.
What Is The Distinguish Between Regular And Fiberglass Dust?
- Regular Dust: This is the dust we all know and love. It’s the stuff you can find in your home. It’s made from fiberglass particles mixed in with regular household dust. Fiberglass dust is completely safe for you, your family, and your pets. It’s a common household material that is used to help keep air conditioning units cool and also used to help insulate homes.
- Fiberglass Dust: This is a special type of artificial dust created when fiberglass is heated and dried. It looks like regular dust but it has tiny particles of fiberglass mixed in with it that give it its special effect (see above). Most people would never know it was there because they don’t recognize the difference between regular dust and fiberglass dust. But if you want to give your home a touch of the rustic or country, this may be the perfect solution!
- Artificial Dust vs Artificial Fibers: Artificial fibers are made from synthetic materials that are often found in carpets, curtains, upholstery, and other types of household items (such as clothing). They are very strong, durable, and easy to clean but they can be harmful if inhaled or swallowed over time as they can cause breathing difficulties, allergic reactions, or even damage some organs such as lungs or kidneys over time (especially if used for many years). Because artificial fibers do not actually come from plants as natural fibers do, they cannot absorb moisture like natural fibers can and therefore do not have the same benefits.
What Are The Benefits Of Fiberglass Dust?
- Fiberglass dust is completely safe for you, your family, and your pets.
- Fiberglass dust is a common household material that is used to help keep air conditioning units cool and also used to help insulate homes.
- Fiberglass dust can be easily created at home with a few simple tools: A microwave or oven, a kitchen strainer, and a vacuum cleaner hose or shop vac attachment.
- It can be used to create some amazing rustic effects (see below).
- It works great as an additive in homemade craft projects such as jewelry making and woodworking projects (see below).
- It can be used to create a natural-looking finish on woodwork by painting it over with oil-based paints (see below).
- It can be used in place of sand, or as an alternative to stone dust, in decorative projects and art (see below).
- It can be used to create some amazing rustic effects (see below).
- It has a very strong sheen that looks just like real stone and it is very easy to clean up once you are finished using it (see below).
- It’s very easy to use because it doesn’t require any special tools or special techniques to apply it (just follow the simple instructions above), making it perfect for beginners!
When To Use Fiberglass Dust?
- If you want to add a rustic and natural appearance to your home or garden, or if you want to use it in place of sand in your landscaping, then fiberglass dust is a great option.
- If you want to make your own handicrafts such as jewelry, woodworking projects and decorative items, then fiberglass dust can be used for this purpose.
- You can use it with oil-based paints for a natural finish on woodwork (see below).
- You can use it with other types of paints for an interesting rustic look (see below).
- Since it’s so easy to clean up after using it, you can use it indoors or outdoors as long as you are careful not to inhale the dust (see below).
- If you are a beginner, then you can use it to make your own rustic effects (see below).
What Are The Drawbacks Of Using Fiberglass Dust?
- The only drawback of using fiberglass dust is that it has a very strong sheen that looks just like real stone and it is very easy to clean up once you are finished using it.
- Since fiberglass dust can be used to create some amazing rustic effects, some people may be tempted to use it in their homes or garden.
- It can be a pain in the neck if you have limited space (see below).
- It can be a hassle when trying to clean up once you are finished using it (see below).
- It can be messy if you are not careful (see below).
- It can be expensive if you have to buy a lot of it (see below).
- You may have difficulty using it with oil-based paints since the fiberglass dust can sometimes cause the paint to bubble (see below).
- If you are trying to use it for decorative purposes, then you may want to experiment with different types of paints and see what works best for your particular project (see below).
- You may need a lot of space in order to use fiberglass dust (see below).
How To Apply Fiberglass Dust?
- Whenever you want to use fiberglass dust, start by carefully cleaning the area where you want to apply the dust with water and a soft brush (see above).
- Then take your strainer with the attached hose or vacuum cleaner attachment and place the strainer inside your microwave oven and set the temperature on high for 1 minute (see above). After 1 minute, turn off your microwave oven but leave the strainer inside until later on (see above).
- Then take your strainer out of your microwave oven but leave it in place so that it doesn’t fall out or get contaminated too much during this next step: fill up a bucket with water and close the lid tightly after filling up halfway with water (see above). Then put on an old pair of disposable gloves as well as some old clothes before getting your fiberglass dust (see below).
- Now that you have your fiberglass dust, take a soft brush and start brushing the fiberglass dust onto the area that you want to apply it to. You don’t have to be too heavy-handed with this step, just use a light hand until you are comfortable with how much fiberglass dust to apply (see above).
- After you have applied the fiberglass dust, take the strainer out of your microwave oven and put it on top of your workbench or table (see below).
- Then pour a few buckets of water onto the strainer so that it is completely submerged in water (see below). Then gently rub the strainer back and forth in order to remove excess water from it (see above).
- Once you are done with step 6, then carefully remove your glove and old clothes before taking off all of your old clothes as well as any other items that you may have worn during this process (see below). Also, remove any gloves or other items that may be contaminated in any way after this process is complete.
- Take off all of your old clothes before getting into a shower or bathtub full of hot water for about 5 minutes (see below). Let the hot water run over your body for about 5 minutes before getting out of the shower/bathtub and rinsing yourself off for about 2 minutes more in order to make sure that all of the excess fiber
Although it is good for removing dirt, fiberglass dust is not good for retaining it. This is why it’s important to clean your house thoroughly and regularly. Fiberglass dust is very light and is easily absorbed by the soil and water. When mixed with dirt, it forms a glue-like substance that helps to hold dirt together and keep it from falling out. That’s why it’s used in construction and as an insulating material. All in all, fiberglass dust has a lot of potential as a DIY do-it-yourself furniture stain and hardware stain remover.