Sanding furniture the wet sanding method.

Wet sanding with Chateau Chic Chalk Furniture Sanding Blocks or any sponge style sanding blocks that you might purchase at your local hardware, will give you the advantage of not only cutting down on the time it takes to sand your project, but it will also give you a smoother all around surface finish.

Here at the Chateau Chic Chalk Furniture Paint headquarters, when we up-cycle furniture, we have two preferred methods.

The first method requires us to bring a bucket filled with water and a 3cpaint (chateau chic chalk) brand sponge sanding block and a dry absorbent rag, to the project piece.  We soak the sanding block in the water and then ring out most of the water before starting to sand. 

Wesand the area with the the wet sponge and then come behind with the rag in other hand, to dry.  We keep moving around the piece by dipping the sponge in the water, and then ringing it out so that the paint that has accumulated on the sponge gets rinsed from sanding surface.  We will continue around the whole piece like this until we have a smooth surface.  Chateau Chic Chalk Furniture Paint loves this wet sanding method and it will not be damaged or change it's color by using the wet sanding method.

When we have decided to shabby the project by sanding the edges, feet and legs, we go back with our wet sponge.  Like us, you will find the job is easier, with the water helping you cut through the paint.  One way to save your sanding block from damageis to sand the corners in a way that does not puncture the sponge.  Sanding away from the corner instead of towards it.

Dry the area you are leaving as you move on to a new area.

A second method is to wet the area we are going to sand and then use our sanding sponge on the wetted area.  We are careful to dry the area before we move on to a new area to wet and sand. 

It is a good idea to use a glove while performing either of these sanding methods. 

Besides the advantage that wet sanding gives us on the time it takes to sand and the smoother finish , we have found a third advantage . . .  no dust to deal with.  This is a nice feature when we are working inside.  Happy Painting and now Happy Sanding too.

 

Posted on April 4, 2016 .