Secrets for Better Sanding
Learn the right way to random-orbit sand in Part I of our 3-part video series on sanding and surface prep
Part I: Get More from Your Random-Orbit Sander
The random-orbit sander might seem like a no-brainer tool, but there are good and bad ways to use it. In Part I of this series, you’ll learn which sandpaper grits to use, how to get more life out of each disk, and how to sand evenly for a scratch-free surface.
Watch Part II: Follow with Hand-Sanding (members only)
In Part II of our series, you’ll learn how and why you want to follow power-sanding with a sanding block and finer grits, to get the wood ready for a truly perfect finish.
Watch Part III: Wet-Sand Your Finishes (members only)
No matter how well you’ve prepped the surface, wood finishes tend to raise the grain of the wood, lifting tiny whiskers that are rough to the touch. The best way to smooth those fibers back down is wet-sanding, which you do with very fine paper while the surface is still wet with finish. Get ready for the best finish you’ve ever applied!