Asked on Apr 05, 2017

How do you know when you have sanded a piece enough to apply paint?

by Sue
  8 answers
  • Regina Byford Howell Regina Byford Howell on Apr 05, 2017

    Depending on what you're project is, you sand til it's completely smooth and free of any unevenness or blemishes.

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 05, 2017

    no slivers, and completely smooth.

  • William William on Apr 05, 2017

    Most of the time you just need to lightly sand to remove any gloss and smooth out any rough areas. You do not need to get down to raw wood, metal,etc. Wipe the piece down after sanding, prime with a stain blocking primer, I use Zinsser 123, the paint and seal with at least three coats of a water based polyurethane.

  • Leesa Osborne Leesa Osborne on May 08, 2017

    Depending on what your doing. Can you give me more details?

  • Justme Justme on May 08, 2017

    It just has to be not shiny

  • Leesa Osborne Leesa Osborne on May 08, 2017

    Oh okay definitely sand it as smooth as possible. Get all the rough spots with a low grit sandpaper like 80 or 60 grit. Then sand as smooth as possible with like 150 grit or 200 grit. It should help alot

  • Leesa Osborne Leesa Osborne on May 08, 2017

    you want it as smooth as possible

  • Leesa Osborne Leesa Osborne on May 09, 2017

    I don't think my comment came through. you need to sand it good Try using like an 80 grit sandpaper to get the hard stuff then smokth really well with a higher grit until smooth.