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Home improvement and craft projects often require sanding wood and other materials prior to painting or otherwise finishing the surface. This is a guide about sanding tips.
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March 3, 20061 found this helpful

Cut a piece of sandpaper to fit on the end of a tongue depressor or Popsicle stick and glue it on. Then trim off any excess sandpaper. Let the glue dry and you have a handy little sander for sanding hard-to-reach places.

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March 2, 20060 found this helpful

Wrap sandpaper around a wood block to sand large areas of wood. The wood will be sanded evenly and the sand paper will wear evenly.

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March 2, 20060 found this helpful

When sanding a piece of wood you can use an old nylon to check the smoothness of the wood. Slip the nylon over you hand and slide your hand over the piece of wood. Anywhere that the nylon snags needs more sanding.

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January 3, 2007

We have a lot of sanding to do in our basement, any hints on getting it done faster and not having such a mess!

Jill from MN

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January 5, 20070 found this helpful

Well I used to sell sandpaper, however, your question is too general to answer. What are you sanding? wood? metal? fiberglass? removing rust, paint? What kind of a finish are you looking for? Are you planning on using a machine or sand by hand to accomplish your project. Please give more specifics.

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January 7, 20070 found this helpful

What type of surface are you sanding? When we refinished a house we lived in a LONG time ago we had to sheet roc the whole house.. After one day of mess and sneezing we opted to use a damp spong to smooth out the rough areas. It looked professional. And it was ALOT less messy.

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March 26, 20070 found this helpful

Not sure what you need to sand but I recently was given a Microplane Stainless Steel Discs at a trade show and tried it out and it really cut down the sanding time, not too mention I didn't need to change out like tradiditional sandpaper. I ony used the medium but I think they have other grits too.

Sanding Away Scott

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