We all want to have a perfect DIY sand wall. When we are doing DIY sand walls, should I use a sanding block, sandpaper, or a sanding pole?
Should I use 200 Grit or 80 grit?
How can I use one grit wallpaper on all surfaces?
Well, Dan from Newy Paint Crew has all the answers for you here!
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How to DIY the sanding sponge?
A sanding sponge is a perfect tool to help you DIY sand walls when you have no other tools. However, when you have sandpaper on hand, but you have no clues to apply it. Let’s see what Dan will do!
Unlike most of the way to use sandpaper, Dan has a unique and fun way to use it, which is open from the inside!!!
Fold it THREE TIMES in one direction! Make sure it is easy to handle.
Fold it back and forth and do a nice tear line and then tear it off!
And then you harvest a sanding sponge with three sides to use!!
The advantage is it gives more force, and you can be more reactive to the surfaces.
How to DIY sand wall with this sanding sponge?
- Clean the surface first
- Always do the trims first and then the wall later
- Use a pole sander for the wall
How to sand the wall with a pole sander?
- Put the sandpaper and stable it with the pole to make sure it doesn’t slip out
- Use that sanding sponge we created before and rub it with the surface of that sandpaper to make it softer! (Good for timber wall)
- Softly put the pole on the wall, nice and flat!
- One hand grab the bottom of the pole, one-hand grab in the middle to give us stability in a better direction
- Go all the way up and down!
If you don’t have the pole to sand the wall, you can still use sanding sponge that we created above!!
Clean the sander after!
One thing that is important for DIY sand walls, and most people often ignore is never to forget to clean the surface of your sander after you do your walls!
Use a scraper to root out the excess paint from the wall. It will make sure the surface is always the same.
The other thing that means here is you will not replace the paper every time, and you will save a bunch of sandpaper!!
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