Learn More. The Maverick Ultra Smooth Roller Cover is a new generation of roller cover designed to give superior finish. Sandpapering forms an important part of majority of DIY projects, but why exactly do we need to use it?
I'm painting my wood pine doors white. I have the doors primed and am wondering what grit of sand paper i should use to smooth out my door before i do my first coat. Also should i sand the door between first and second coats?
Sandpaper is an integral part of any almost every kind of home repair- especially finish work. Painting, carpentry, refinishing, flooring, woodworking. There are a least 1, different types of sandpaper that may be a guess, but there are a lot! There are grits as low as 8-grit which is essentially a few rocks glued onto paper backing all the way up to over 5, grit for very specialized uses like computers and jewelry.
The flawless gleam of an oak floor, the smoothness of a painted wall or ceiling, the high shine of a varnished tabletop — all are signs of a job done well. And all are made possible by the patient, methodical application of sandpaper. It's a task many of us wish we could avoid or cut short.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I painted a door with latex paint but you can see the brush marks just slightly. Is it possible to give it a light sanding to smooth it out without stripping everything off by accident?
Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets. You have to start with a perfectly smooth surface to end up with perfectly painted walls or woodwork. One pro tells PM that Sander would be a more fitting job title than Painter since he spends so much time pushing sandpaper.
Is it okay to put latex paint over oil-based, or is it the other way around? Start by finding out if the existing paint is oil or latex by rubbing the surface with denatured alcohol on a rag. If not, the existing paint is oil-based. Can I use latex over oil, or should it be the other way around?
Wooden pieces, such as furniture and decorative objects, can be personalized and made to fit your decor with a simple coat of paint. However, it is important to remember that painting should almost always be preceded by sanding. If the wood is already sealed or varnished, sanding will work to make the surface less glossy so that the paint will stick.