It is not uncommon for dust and dirt to fly around a room when you begin sweeping the floor. Unfortunately, the dust and dirt settle back down on the floor after it has been cleaned, making it dirty again. Sweeping compound can be used before sweeping begins to eliminate this problem. This product works by trapping dust particles and pieces of dirt so they cannot escape until you have a chance to sweep them up.
Put on a pair of plastic gloves. Sweeping compound comes in a powder form that can stick to sweaty palms. It is also important to don a pair of goggles and a mask. This will keep the powder for getting in your eyes or lungs.
Sprinkle a light coating of the sweeping compound across the floor you wish to sweep. You don't have to completely cover the floor.
Sweep the floor immediately after sprinkling the compound. It is not meant to be left on the floor for any length of time.