4 Indispensible Factors That Can Make Your Sanding Project Easier To Manage

Nothing good ever lasts forever. The same applies to furniture. Time flies and before one knows it, the pieces of furniture in his or her spaces need repainting. Of course this calls for money, but then again it calls out for using the right type of sandpaper. That shouldn’t worry you much, given that the market is awash with several types of sandpapers, most of which are affordable.  Your only worry should be how to use them. But even then, that should be easy if you consider the following tips. They will make your sanding project easy and most importantly, fun:

Surface material

Refers to the material that forms the surface on which the sandpaper will be used. Garnet happens to be the best surface material for wood. Its surface is made of actual or rather real sand particles. Other surface materials include silicon carbide and aluminum oxide. The latter can be used on any wooden, plastic and fiber glass surfaces. It can also be used to remove paint.

Backing material

The most common backing material used to make sandpapers is ‘paper’. There are also other different materials that can be used to back sandpapers. They include cotton, rayon and polyester.   Fiber and vulcanized rubber can also be used, though they are not as common as the aforementioned materials. For extremely fine grits, a rare backing material referred to as mylar is used. It is easy to brush aside the type of backing material used as irrelevant but like any carpenter will tell you, the backing material determines flexibility which is extremely handy as far softening curved surfaces is concerned.

Adhesive used

The glue used to manufacture sandpapers is referred to as ‘hide glue’. But it is not waterproof. That calls out for other alternatives like resin bond glues which are waterproof. They are also cost effective and durable.