How to Select Your Sandpaper Grit

How to Select Your Sandpaper Grit

As I mentioned before, I participated in the GMC DIY Challenge where I competed against two other amazing DIY teams in a furniture upcycling and repurposing challenge from thrifted items at Habitat for Humanity. You can read about it, watch it, and see some behind the scenes footage here and here. During filming, I was lucky enough to do two quick DIY tip videos How to Pick and Apply Paints and How to Select Your Sandpaper Grit.

Today, I want to share How to Select Your Sand paper Grit. Enjoy this 35 second video!

As a recap, choosing sandpaper grit can be confusing to a beginning DIY’er. A good rule of thumb is that the heavier the material, the coarser the grit. You start with the coarsest grit and work your way to a finer grit.  For example, when working with metal, like refurbishing a rusty metal gate, start with a 60-grit sandpaper and work your way to a finer grit. For wood, start with 80-grit and for laminate start with 120-grit and work your way to a finer grit. When working with laminate, it’s important not to over sand it.

I hope you enjoyed the video! Don’t forget to watch the GMC DIY Challenge. It was an experience I will never forget!

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