For best results try to smooth plaster down when it is wet,otherwise you'llneed to use a power sander
or abrasive paper on it when it is dry.
A power sander
makes these types of jobs easy and enjoyable.
This is especially useful if you're working with a power sander
. One hint for after-assembly sanding: use masking tape at joints where different grain directions meet.
This is usually a professional job, although you could try using your own power sander
and increasing grades of paper to buff the concrete.
Sanders and planers A power sander
is invaluable for removing layers of varnish, woodstain, paint or rust and for creating a fine finish on large areas, such as a tabletop.
Use a power sander
to take off as much of the finish as possible and wipe with a cloth dampened with white spirit.
Aluminum oxide, light gray to grayish brown, is a synthetic material of great toughness; choose it for rough to medium hand-sanding and for a power sander
's belt or pad.
No longer would we gaze upon his Vauxhall Conference football player circa 1985 haircut or that greasy, raw-looking face which made him resemble Mick Hucknall gone mad with a Body Shop exfoliating scrub and a power sander
If you're using a power sander
, the small bag on the back of the tool will collect some dust, but it's much better to connect up the pipe of your vacuum cleaner instead.
Necessary tools include a table saw, miter square, nail set, eight 3-inch C-clamps, and sanding blocks or (preferably) a power sander
1 Feather the edge of your scraped areas with a power sander
to get rid of sharp edges.
Don't have a power sander
to sand curvy rough-sawn edges?