Sanding Walls Before Painting Them - Paintway

Sanding before painting walls👨‍🎨⁣⁣⁣⁣🔸Not much sanding is typically needed unless you have dings, nail pops, or a hole. If you do, you’ll need to do some patching and then sanding prior to painting.

⁣⁣⁣⁣🔹You might want to do a light sand with fine abrasives to remove any small imperfections and to ensure better paint adhesion.

⁣⁣⁣⁣🔸If you do a light sand, choose an abrasive sheet that attaches easily to a hand or pole sander. If you’re spot-sanding dry mud or patching compounds, consider an abrasives sponge that resists loading. And be sure to tack off any sanding dust using a tack cloth.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Trim/moulding/cabinets/furniture🪑⁣⁣⁣⁣🔹

If it’s new, there won’t be much sanding required. You might want to do a light sand with fine abrasives to remove any imperfections.⁣⁣⁣⁣

If you do a light sand, be sure to tack off any sanding dust using a tack cloth.

⁣⁣⁣⁣🔹If it’s been in place a while, you’ll need to sand out any scratches. Fill any holes with wood fillers. Then, you’ll want to sand that to smooth out the surface.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣(Staining wood🪵)⁣⁣⁣⁣

🔸Strip off any old stain.⁣⁣⁣⁣🔹Sand down – with the grain – and rough up the entire surface to absorb new stain.⁣⁣⁣⁣

🔸Sand – again, with the grain – between coats of polyurethane.⁣⁣⁣⁣

🔹Always work through a sequence of abrasives grits, from coarse to very fine, skipping no more than one grit between stages.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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