Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Grid of Sand paper before staining dining room table?

MaryBLandsharkinncDebra Evans


I have used several different grids starting at 80 and the last was 220 - should I use a finer one before I start staining? This is a dining room table I will be staining and sealing.

5 answers
  • Job29802297
    on Oct 8, 2017

    It is Ok but I always sand lightly with fine grid in between layers and use a tack cloth to remove the dust.

  • FL
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Have you achieved the smooth clean surface you seek? Wipe away the dust
    with a damp cloth. Let dry and get staining!
  • Debra Evans
    on Oct 8, 2017

    oWhen I did my dining table I actually used a wet sand paper in 300 grit to get it as smooth as possible before putting a clear sealer that just brought out the original wood tone.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 8, 2017

    I'd work up to a 600 grit...or 000 steel wool for finish sanding
  • MaryB
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Thank you all, guess I have more sanding to do.
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