DIY tip of the week #3

DIY tip of the week #3

When doing jobs that require sanding either on old furniture or plaster repairs, the temptation is to use a lower grit (courser) sandpaper like an 80-grit as you will see results faster. The problem with this is that you risk leaving deep marks in the timber or plaster that can’t be removed.
When sanding plaster, always use the sanding pads found in the plaster section at your local hardware store.
For old furniture that requires stripping back start with 80-grit to get the old stain or paint off but be careful to regularly check your progress. Start working to higher grits as you get closer to the end.


Andrew Gould