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Posted on Sanding to what grit for painted project

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 10:34 PM

Thanks everyone for the advice. Seems like there are several schools of thought on the grit to sand to. With most saying sand to 180/220, others advocating for a smooth enough finish for primer to adhere to. I think I’m going to have to go with my gut and see how this works:
  1. Sand with 80? → 120 → 150? → 220 grit prior to assembly (any grit with ? will be subject to necessity)
  2. Pre-prime what I can (or choose to), tape off sections that will be glued and screwed
  3. Assemble with glue and screws
  4. Plug/fill holes and spot sand to 220
  5. Finish (spot) priming
  6. Put on the finish paint (2x)

The results will speak for itself once it’s in the projects gallery. Hope it will be soon since the stool is a birthday present to be delivered in mid-April.

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