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How To Use Sandpaper Properly

Professional contractors and home improvement professionals use sandpaper to smooth, sharpen, polish, shape, and finish wood, drywall, windows, and a host of other items. 

Best sandpaper in NZ instantly removes a small amount of material from an object (for example, the outer layer of paint).In the past, sandpaper was made from real grains of sand glued to a paper base.

How To Use Sandpaper Properly

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The sand grains are actually no longer used today. It is now made of garnet, silicon carbide, and aluminum oxide. There are many types of sandpaper. You have to choose the right type for the specific project you will be working on. 

First of all, you need to decide how much sandpaper your project will need. If the surface of the object is smooth, use good quality sandpaper 100 grit should work fine. If the object is jagged or very rough, choose thick sandpaper (50-60 grit).

You can perform the actual sandpaper process by wrapping the paper around the sanding pad or by pressing the sandpaper against the object with your fingertips. Then move the paperback and forth on the surface of the object. 

When sanding wood, you need to move the sandpaper in the direction of the wood grain. This will help prevent scratches on the wood. Never use excessive force and keep sanding until the surface is even and level.