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In this post: We’ll discuss just how to sand the little crevices of wood furniture and how to use liquid sandpaper. We’ll talk about what supplies you need and tips for getting the job done right!
If you have a piece of furniture that you love, but it really needs an update, painting it can be a great way to breathe some fresh life into your room decor!
When I first painted this piano, I had no idea how to sand the curvy parts, so I did the best with what I knew.
Fast forward five years, and now I know better! Isn’t being older and wiser just awesome? I’m so glad I can walk and talk and read and write and sand hard to reach places now.
How to Use Liquid Sandpaper
Discovering liquid sandpaper, also known as deglosser was a huge game changer for me!
Before I found this product, sanding those tight spaces in wood furniture was a complete and total mystery. Now I feel much more confident when I paint furniture and my results are so much better.
Supplies you need to sand the crevices of wood furniture
Rather than trying to squeeze a piece of sandpaper up in those curves, you should stop and get the following:
- A paint brush (this is my all time favorite)
- This deglosser from Kleen Strip ( you can find it at your local hardware store)
This kleen strip deglosser is also known as liquid sandpaper.
How to Use Deglosser to sand your furniture
- Pour your deglosser into a paint tray.
- Dip your paintbrush and get a good coating of deglosser. It looks a little bit like a thin liquid glue.
- In a circular motion, paint your deglosser on the areas that you can’t reach with sandpaper.
- Let sit for 10 minutes and recoat if needed.
This makes it so easy to get in all those curvy parts.
You can see in that photo above how the paint gets a dusty layer on it when the deglosser dries.
Common questions about using liquid sandpaper:
- Do I need to rinse the deglosser before painting?
- Nope. Just make sure it is completely dry and then paint right over it.
- Can I use it on the entire piece of furniture?
- Yes you can. But I prefer using actual sandpaper where I can. It’s just a personal preference. I have never tried using deglosser on an entire piece of furniture, only the crevices. But if you want, give it a shot then email me with how it goes. I’d love to know your experience.
- Can I use a rag instead of a brush?
- You can. The directions say to use a cloth, but I think a brush gets into the creases better than a rag. I think if you are going to use it all over the piece of furniture, then a rag might be the better option for larger surfaces.
- Can I leave the piece overnight before I paint it?
- If the paint is still shiny, did it work?
- It should have. This deglosser is said to create micro-abrasions in the surface even if the paint still seems shiny. That’s what the company says.
- How long is the deglosser good for?
- Three years unopened and six months after opening.
I hope that answers all of your questions about using liquid sandpaper! I love this deglosser and I hope you have great results if you should use it on your painted wood projects!
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