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Drywall/Sheetrock Sanding Is Time Well Spent

Sanding drywall isn’t exactly fun. But if you do it right, you’ll be rewarded with a great-looking paint job that will make all the effort worthwhile. These tips will help you avoid common drywall sanding mistakes so you can get the best results possible from all your hard work.

Use a special sanding tool

Choose fine sandpaper for the best results

Fill gouges—don't sand them

Spot problem areas with a handheld light

Prime the walls, then sand again

Use a sanding sponge for corners

Sand with a light touch

Dustless walls

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January 09, 9:01 PM [GMT -5]

I much prefer sanding screens rather than sandpaper. It's doesn't clog up and lasts a long time. I'm also finding that I'm using a sanding spongs more and the sander/sanding screen less.

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