How to use Sandpaper Video

Tips on How to Sand Wood Properly to Achieve that Perfect Finish

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video Mark Donovan of shows how to use sandpaper for sanding wood.

Sandpaper comes in various degrees of grit. For example, a grit-number of 60 means that the sand paper is very coarse and should be used for initial sanding on rough wood surfaces. And a grit-number of 300 means that the sand paper is very fine and should be used for final sanding on wood surfaces.

When sanding wood start off with coarser grit sandpaper, and sand with the grain of the wood.

Then, as the wood becomes smoother feeling, use finer grit sandpaper, again sanding with the grain of the wood. You may need to use three grit levels of sandpaper to get the final finished desired wood surface.

In between using different sandpaper grit levels use a tack cloth to wipe away dust from the wood material.

Also, to ensure that you obtain a smooth flat finish, wrap the sandpaper around a block of wood. Then sand the wood surface area in long strokes that run in the direction of the wood grain.

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