We quickly took our vacuum cleaner and shop vac and swept up our dust. The final step before putting down our second coat was to make sure ALL the dust was gone. I wasn't too strict on this with the first coat, mainly because it was getting late and I had already worked the entire day, but it isn't something I want to skimp on the second time around. We grabbed a few shop cloths, LIGHTLY wet them, and broadly swept across the floor, picking up any remaining dust particles, leaving our floor perfectly smooth and ready for the primer.
The primer went on as good as I could have hoped for. We really feel like we've got the hallway, balcony, and bathroom looking as good as we can and now it's time to sit back and let the carpenters and painters do their thing. Then it's our turn again!