01:32AM | 09/12/02
Member Since: 07/18/02
2 lifetime posts
I have been refinishing a computer desk for a friend. Mentioned after the varnish for a fine finish is using "wet paper or wet sanding". Can you please explain to me what this is and the process? Thank you for any help you can give me.
Susan L.

Mark Hammond

04:14PM | 09/17/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Wet sanding is using a liquid to help remove some of the excess material and also keep the scratching down. It can be but does not have to be water. Water is used in similar processes such as sanding metal or sharpening cutlery on a wet stone. There are many types of oil that can be used when finishing wood surfaces. Linseed and tung oils for example. It depends on the final finish that you want on the project.....Mark Hammond


08:43AM | 10/17/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Quick tip. Use 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper and a spray bottle filled with water and dish soap. mist the surface and lightly sand in a circular motion, you should fell that is moves real smooth over the surface with no drag, if you start to feel drag, stop and wet some more. Keep doing this until you cover the entire surface. Wipe it clean and let it dry. When you are done you should have a smooth satin finish, if you want more gloss, depending on what finish you used, you can buff it with car polish, or use pmice or rotton stone and a felt pad to obtain a higher gloss.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

This charming mudroom/laundry room houses a front-loading washer and dryer as well as a handy dog-washing station that mak... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon