Homeowner’s Guide to Sandpaper

Sanding metal between coats of paint.
Sanding metal between coats of paint.

Sandpaper Basics

Sandpaper consists of an abrasive material bonded to a paper or fabric backing. When selecting sandpaper for your project, you need to decide between the different abrasives, a range of grit sizes, and various types of backing.

The sandpaper you select will depend on the material you’re sanding and what you’re trying to accomplish.


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