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Topic: How do I sand this type of chair?  (Read 581 times)
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« on: February 01, 2009 05:56:53 AM »

I've got a chair much like these below, only varnished dark brown - how on earth would I sand it? By hand with a piece of sanding paper? I have a Dremel tool, could I use that or would that be unsuitable? If I sand it by hand, it's going to take *ages* to finish, especially the part on the back of the chair...

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009 06:44:21 AM »

They make liquid sandpaper called Deglosser. You just paint it on an it takes the shine off Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009 03:34:56 PM »

CraftyMcCrafterson is right, liquid sander is useful if you want to paint. If you want to re-stain then yes, you do have to sand it all by hand. With at least three different grits of sandpaper to get a super smooth finish, too. You could, in theory, use a dremel. But they rotate so fast that it's almost impossible to do so without deforming the rungs. If you have some sort of foam block head (the kind that's covered in sandpapery stuff), that may work a little better. It's a pain and a half, but it does come with a sense of accomplishment! :.)

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