Five Mistakes to Avoid when Sanding

Sanders are one of our most popular tools for hire – after all, they can solve a multitude of problems and be used for many different DIY projects. But sanding isn’t always an easy task, and there are many mistakes you can make if you’re not careful.

From sanding too much wood off, to not picking the right equipment for the job, here we’ve

outlined the top tips to ensure your sanding project goes smoothly.

Pick the right tools for the job

When it comes to sanding projects, there’s not a one size fits all tool. That’s why it’s essential that you choose the most appropriate sander for the job. While a belt sander might be perfect for using on wooden surfaces and large, flat areas, a delta orbital sander is more appropriate for detailed work and getting into corners.

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Although it can be tempting to go with the highest power sanding machine, make sure you pay more attention to the way the machine operates and whether it’s right for what you’re trying to achieve.

Don’t sand the floor with inadequate equipment

If you’re going to sand your own wooden floorboards, getting a professional finish can be a tricky task. However, hiring a professional floor sander and floor edge sander enables you to get the job right from the start.

Sand everything properly

If you’re sanding a piece of furniture ready to rejuvenate, make sure you sand it evenly all over. Not doing this can be problematic if and when you apply a stain to the furniture, so make sure you check in all the nooks and crannies.

Don’t press down

If you’re sanding a piece of furniture ready to rejuvenate, make sure you sand it evenly all over. Not doing this can be problematic if and when you apply a stain to the furniture, so make sure you check in all the nooks and crannies.

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Think about your health

Although it’s obvious, you probably won’t think about breathing in the dust from your sanding project until you’ve already started. Many woodworkers use respirator masks to protect themselves from the wooden particles, but dust extractors can also be a good way of clearing the air.

At CTH Hire, we have a wide range of power tools for trade and DIY customers – both for sale and for hire. If you’re in need of a power sander, or any other tool, you can call  our Windlesham branch on 01344 872 964 or our Farnham branch on 01252 333 122.