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Psychology of Low Grit Sanding

Written by on December 26, 2015 in Prep, Sanding and Dust Collection with 6 Comments
Psychology of Low Grit Sanding

What grit do you sand at most in the type of work you do? Regardless of where your project sanding “wheelhouse” is, you likely start with low grit sanding and work up. Whatever “low” is for you, lower grits can often go pretty fast because it’s the rough work and gets smoothed out at the […]

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3M Patch Plus Primer

Written by on November 4, 2015 in Interior Products, Prep with 4 Comments
3M Patch Plus Primer

The Product Streamlining Quest Continues! Over the past few years, we’ve been on a mission to simplify product inventory in our paint contracting division, with a particular emphasis on eliminating lines (of any type of product) that aren’t versatile enough. When you start eliminating products, it is a slippery slope: “This one is only good […]

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Tale of the Tape: 3M 2093 Edge Lock Test

Written by on December 14, 2014 in Interior Products, Prep with 3 Comments
Tale of the Tape: 3M 2093 Edge Lock Test

On the topic of tape, we don’t rely on it to make straight cut lines with paint. That said, we do understand that thousands of homeowners/DIY-ers do. Pros expect it to stay tight, hold its edges, not rip coming off the roll or fall off what we stick it on. Sounds easy enough, but tape […]

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How to Power Sand Crown Molding and Custom Trim Prep

Written by on April 1, 2012 in Power Sanders, Prep, Tools with 5 Comments

Trim Prep Accelerant There are many, many cases where traditional round orbital and square palm sanders are not helpful in completing interior trim prep tasks, simply because of their design. Most notably, crown molding, base cap, cove, bed molds and beadboard, which are among the more common custom profiles that distinguish a basic trim pack […]

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5 Tips for Sanding Spindles

Written by on March 13, 2012 in Prep with 3 Comments

Good habits become muscle memory. Especially on those tedious, repetitive tasks. 5 Tips for Sanding Spindles: 1. Don’t sand them manually (use a power tool) 2. Don’t sand one spindle at a time. 3. Sand in one orientation at a time 4. There are 8 surfaces per spindle: 4 faces and 4 edges 5. Think […]

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