Found 26 results for the keyword ‘Sanding’

  • Shellac -- fixing drywall tears

    When you tear the surface of drywall, those fuzzy little hairs just keep coming through coat after coat of paint. The reason is that each time you sand it, they simply lie down and stand back up when they get wet with more paint.The way to cure it from the start is to put a coat of shellac over ...
  • An oscillating miracle tool: The FEIN MultiMaster.

    In this segment of my TV show I had a chance to show off what is probably my favourite new tool -- yes I really recommend this thing. It does not spin, it does not hammer and it does not move in orbits. It simply obsoletes left and right a very small amount. The secret is in the great variety...
  • Tip -- Making a custom sanding block.

    We received the tip that when you want to sand molding, you can make a custom sanding block by wrapping thin plastic wrap over the molding and then forming a block into the wood molding with epoxy auto body repair putty. When it hardens, remove the block, pull off the plastic and you have a pret...
  • Save your Sandpaper

    If your sandpaper for your power tools are plugged up but not worn out you can get a crepe block that you simply push into the running sandpaper and the clogs come out. If you can't find a true crepe sandpaper cleaning block, use an old pair of crepe soled shoes. They work just as well.
  • Refinishing hardwood floors -- without sanding

    "Renewal" is the name of a floor refinishing product/system from Flecto-Varathane.You take of any wax first. They only mention that in fine print and don't provide a wax remover, but the system will fail if you leave old wax on the floor.Then the first product in the system removes the scuff mar...
  • Abrasives, other than sandpaper

    Various Abrasives other than sandpaper are often used for finishing and polishing.  Rather than regular steel wool, you can get stainless steel wool that will not leave little fibers behind to rust. The nylon pads used in the kitchen are good applicators where you need a little abrasion, and yo...
  • How to remove carpet adhesive.

    Carpet or tile adhesive can seem almost impossible to remove from a concrete or wooden floor, especially when it has been there for a long time. If you try sanding, it will heat up and clog up the sandpaper. If you wire brush it with a wire wheel on your drill, again if you let it heat up, it w...
  • The trick to folding sandpaper.

    Sandpaper is usually folded to a convenient size for hand sanding. However, folding and then folding again creates a lump on one edge that sands unevenly.Fold the paper in half, open it back up, fold it in half the other direction then open it. You now have a piece of sandpaper with fold cr...
  • Picking up steel wool dust with a magnet.

    Rob from Clinton, Ontario has a great suggestion for getting those fine steel wool fibers out of the wood before finishing. Wrap a strong magnet in a clean cloth and simply wipe over the area.Removing the cloth from the magnet allows you to shake the little pieces of steel wool into the garbage c...
  • Oscillating Tools

    MATERIAL REMOVAL