Deep cleaning the darkroom

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  1. cliveh

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    I have just spent the last few days deep cleaning the darkroom. Thorough vacuuming, wiping walls, windows, surfaces, behind enlargers, timers, repainted inside of door, etc.

    Just thought I would post this to make those who haven’t done this for some time feel guilty.
     
  2. dehk

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    I set up my darkroom equipment in the bathroom, I clean it before I use it so I don't have to smell it.
     
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    Never clean your dark room. If you let the dust get thick enough, it won't blow around.
     
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    ah! the Quentin Crisp approach ... excellent
     
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    good one!
     
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    Clive, your efforts will be repaid a thousand fold in terms of print quality in a dust free atmosphere and an inviting room to spend several hours in.

    Well done

    pentaxuser
     
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    Thanks, let's take pride in our darkroom as a clean and good place to work in.
     
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    As my darkroom shares space in the garage with my motorcycle, when I want to do work it is a matter of removing the odd cylinder head, tools, oilcan, dirty cups, oily rags, engineers vice and electric grindstone, before I can even see the workbench.:sad::smile: I jest of course but it doesn't make for an easily operated workspace. Thank goodness for both of the Nova deep tanks, they take up less space than one 12x16 dish. The enlarger sits on the top of the small freezer which gives it a stable base. However one benefit of using the garage, there is VERY little dust.
     
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    The darkroom is the cleanest bathroom in our house.
     
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    Well done - I now feel guilty! :pouty: