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Doing any tough job is even tougher when you don't have all the right tools to do it. That's why you need to stock up on sandpaper and sanding sponges from ThePaintStore.com, especially if you're going to be tackling anything major. Sanding down a surface to its bare constituent material is often the easiest way to prep it for painting.

Depending on the type of material you're working with, you might have a choice about what kind of gear you want to work with.

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Sanding Sponges

If you find yourself trying to sand down a surface that isn't completely flat, then you might want to look into a sanding sponge instead of a piece of traditional sandpaper. These tools are best for surfaces like wood trim and door molding. Those who find themselves refinishing stools and other pieces of furniture that have round legs are more than likely apt to turn to one of these as well for the same reason.

Since they're rather easy to hold, they've long been viewed as an excellent option for those who find other tools a bit difficult to work with. That makes it particularly attractive to those who might have to sand a surface standing from a position that's a little unusual. Think, for instance, of an individual that's working purely from a scaffold or any other kind of setting where they'd be stuck in a single position and have to deal with less than ideal working conditions throughout the duration of a particular project.

You won't want to forget to invest in some protective gear to use while you're sanding as well. On top of that, you're going to want to look into possibly employing more traditional styles of sandpaper as well. No matter what kind of gear you opt to go with, you can be sure that you'll get high-quality sanding materials from our organization.

Sand Papers

Depending on the kind of setting you're in and what material you're working with, you'll want to give some extra thought to the grit of sandpaper you're using. Sandpaper grit is sized by a gauge number, which is measured somewhat like wire. If you were working with something like 40 grit paper, then you're going to be using an extremely coarse tool that has rather large abrasive particles on it. That makes it best for removing large areas of paint and finish.

Something like 1,000 grit paper or even larger numbers will, of course, be extremely fine, which means that they're best for more intricate work. Many people will start with a coarser grit and then slowly increase it over time until they're completely stripped down the material they're working with. Once it becomes bare, they're in a better position to start painting or otherwise refinishing the surface.

Consider investing in something like a professional sandpaper pack, which will come in multiple grits and papers. If you keep enough of these on hand, then you'll be able to tackle any project regardless of the type of situation you're confronted with. This is especially useful for those who might be dealing with a multitude of different types of surfaces over a period of time.

Best of all, these are extremely portable so you can bring them to any job site that you might be positioned on. Pack them in your toolkit or just throw them into a vehicle. You'll be able to get there with everything you need in no time.

While there are always some differences between the way that different manufacturers handle their product lines, there's a good chance that you should be able to measure sanding sponges in much the same fashion. There's generally less variety when working with them, but several vendors have stepped up their game and started to offer sanding sponges in an assortment of different grit sizes.

That means that you're now free to 120 and 180 grit ultra-precision sponges, which were previously hard to come by. At ThePaintStore, we've done our best to find solutions that people need and keep them stocked so that you're always able to walk away with exactly the equipment you need to get the job done.

Keep in mind that everyone's needs are different, so we're always listening to those who might need something special. In fact, you can use the contact form on our site at any time to ask a question or place a special order for sandpaper or sanding sponges you might not be able to find anywhere else.