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How To Sand Like A Pro

How To Sand Like A Pro

1 January 2017 Posted by Meticulous Finishes Decorating Tips

When you are sanding plastered patches on walls or ceilings we recommend you use a worn sanding block or rub a new sanding block on a concrete area to prevent heavy scratch marks on the plaster patch.

Sanding interiors:

Patches

  • When you are sanding plastered patches on walls or ceilings we recommend you use a worn sanding block or rub a new sanding block on a concrete area to prevent heavy scratch marks on the plaster patch. PLEASE NOTE: Most sanding blocks have two different grades of roughness. One side will be smoother than the other. Use the smoother side for Plastered Patches.
  • When you are sanding a patch where Builders Bog or Timber Filler has been used, we recommend you use 120grit Sandpaper. If you are using a new piece of sandpaper be sure to rub it across a concrete area before sanding.

 

Pre-Painted Surfaces

  • When you are sanding a previously painted surface for example; Doors, Windows, Walls, we recommend you use 120grit sandpaper or the rougher side of sanding block for the FIRST initial sand.
  • After undercoating the sanded areas use worn piece of sandpaper or the smoother side of the sanding block to ensure you do not completely remove the undercoat.
  • When you are sanding between topcoats we recommend you use a very fine or worn sanding block (no sandpaper should be used when sanding between top coats).

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