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Sanding and Finishing

5 orbital sanding mistakes to avoid

Sanding with a random orbital sander or orbital sander (without random pattern) is not complicated, but there are several things to consider to avoid problems, and get the best possible finish.

Poor paint finish on panel

Q. Once in a great while, we see a white paint turn dingy in small regions on a panel. Oftentimes this dinginess shows up a month or two after painting. What is this?

Grain pattern showing through painted doors

Q. We have a problem with painted pieces of solid wood in cabinets that we send out. They are smooth when we ship them, but a month or so after they are installed in a house, the grain pattern of the wood shows through the painted finish.

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