Electrostatic Dust Cloths

Traditionally woodworkers have used tack cloths to collect stray dust from a freshly sanded project before finishing. The sticky surface of the tack cloth helps to collect and trap dust when it's wiped over the surface of the wood.

Now there's a new better product on the market - electrostatic dust cloths.

These dust cloths are market under various names such as Swiffers and Electra in most grocery stores. They carry a negative electrical charge that help draw dust out of the corners and crevices a normal tack cloth may miss.

"Micro-pockets" on the cloth's surface help to hold and trap the dust collected. These cloths are solvent and chemical free so adverse wood finish reactions are eliminated.