How to Sand Your Walls – Dutch Boy Paints

How to Sand Your Walls – Dutch Boy Paints


Sanding You may not think of sanding as
part of a painting project, but it’s an important part of the final result because
it helps create a smooth, level surface. It’s a good idea to wear a dust mask when you sand. Start by checking the surface for patched areas or cracks, bubbles, or rough spots. If you find any, smooth them out by using a medium
grit sandpaper moving in a back-and-forth motion. To remove the sanding dust, wash the surface
with a mild soap and water solution. solution sanding is also important if you plan
to repaint a surface that has a shiny finish. It’s called “de-glossing,” where it
helps the new paint adhere properly. To de-gloss first wash the surface with a
mild soap and water solution, and let it dry. Next use medium-grit sandpaper in a light back-and-forth motion until the surface is dull instead of shiny. Then use a damp cloth to remove the dust. It’s important to know that sanding older finishes can generate dust or fumes that contain lead. If you are removing such finishes, be sure
to take the proper protective measures. More information can be found at www.dutchboy.com.

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