Asked on Apr 06, 2014

What is the best way to sand spindles in a chair?

by Shirley803
My take and chairs are from the 1980s. My hubby added polyurethane before I met him in 2000. I've stripped all of it, then stained some of it and applied chalk paint to parts of it. The spindles have chalk paint on them. The problem is that I having trouble sanding the spindles. Any suggestions?
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  • Z Z on Apr 06, 2014
    I use the mesh sandpaper for this Shirley. It's more flexible than paper back sandpaper and does the job well. Sandpaper sponges can work also.
  • Shirley803 Shirley803 on Apr 06, 2014
    I have some of the song ones. They help. I'm not familiar with the mesh type. I guess I'll Ask at Home Depot.
  • Shirley803 Shirley803 on Apr 06, 2014
    Ahh, this self correct. I'm familiar with the sponge ones.
  • Shirley803 Shirley803 on Apr 06, 2014
    Thanks Becky. I'm anxious to try it. I live in an rural area, so I'll have to plan a trip to the city!
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    • Z Z on Apr 08, 2014
      @Shirley803 I had never heard of that term before so I had to Google it. Is it the same as a barnominium? A metal structure meant for open storage that has been turned into living space? I just mentioned in another thread that we were looking into building an out building and stick built is so expensive. We need to get down to business and look more into metal buildings. They are not what they used to be. I'd love it if you shared your home here on Hometalk. I'm sure many others would be very interested too.
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    • Shirley803 Shirley803 on Apr 07, 2014
      Wow, thx. I like having options! They look like they would work great.
  • The pads shown can go on sanders using a Velcro type holder. But you can purchase these same pads that look much like the scrubby cleaners you use in your sink. Normally they come in three packs, but they do sell contractor size boxes. You can get these in several different abrasive sizes much like sand paper. What is good about them, you can wet sand as well as dry sand with them and you can wash them out to extend their life and usage.
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    • Jennifer G Jennifer G on Apr 08, 2014
      @Woodbridge Environmental These work great for many hard to sand items! Great suggestion!
  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 09, 2023

    Hi Shirley, hope this helps.