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What kind of sandpaper do you use for finish sanding?
Garnet is an excellent choice for finish sanding. Aluminum oxide is another common type of sandpaper for woodworking projects. It is the type of paper most often used in power sanders. Aluminum oxide is more durable than garnet paper but doesn’t leave as nice of a finish.
What grit sandpaper grit should I use to paint furniture?
Wood Magazine recommends stopping at 180 sandpaper grit for painting furniture with oil and clear finishes and moving up to 220 grit for wood you plan to finish using a stain or dye. In order to get the smoothest possible finish, it’s necessary to sand each finish coat lightly before applying the next.
Can You sand furniture with 80-grit paper?
You can remove most finishes, dents and gross defects with 80-grit paper, and you run the risk of reshaping furniture parts if you have to over-sand them to remove the deep scratches left by coarser paper. Most sanding jobs involve a progression from coarser to finer grades of sandpaper that woodworkers call going through the grits.
Can you use ceramic sandpaper on wood?
Ceramic paper is often used for belt sander belts but sometimes is used for hand shaping of wood. It will usually leave a very rough finish, so exercise care when using Ceramic sandpaper, particularly on plywood and veneers, where it can quickly sand through the finish layer and ruin a piece.