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Why do you have to sand before painting?
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020
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Regarding this, do you have to sand before painting?
When You Should Sand Furniture If the finish of the piece you are painting is damaged or chipping in any way, then always sand first. If the piece you are painting has any rough spots, like let's say you're painting new wood, then you need to sand those spots smooth before painting as well.
Secondly, how much do you have to sand before painting? Sanding before painting: Sand all woodwork Hand-sand all woodwork smooth with a fine, 180-grit paper until all shine disappears (right). A coarser-grit paper will remove more than necessary (use 80- to 120-grit to smooth imperfections such as heavy globs of old paint).
Likewise, people ask, why should I sand before painting?
To achieve a nice smooth finish, it's essential to sand to help prepare the area for painting application, by sanding you are removing imperfections (also known as pimples), creating a nice smooth finish while at the same time adding adhesion by developing small, rough ridges for the paint to stick to.
Can you paint over varnished wood without sanding?
Painting Over Varnish Without Sanding. It is often recommend that you sand any surface thoroughly prior to painting it. Painting over varnish without sanding is not a best practice but it can be done.