No matter how many power sanders you have, you occasionally need to hand sand, and you can make some sanding tools right at home for this purpose.

First, start with a piece of sandpaper and spray the back of it with adhesive. Then take a paint stick, place it down into the adhesive and trim the excess sandpaper with a utility knife.

Now repeat the process with a piece of PVC pipe. Roll the PVC pipe across the back of the sandpaper and trim it off.

The paint stick is great for flat surfaces and the pipe is excellent for inside curves or contours.

Watch the video above to see these sanding hacks in action!

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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