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What is the best grit of sandpaper to use for painting?
180 to 220 Grit Sandpaper: Finer grit sandpaper is great for removing the scratches left by coarser grits on unfinished wood and for lightly sanding between coats of paint. 320 to 400 Grit Sandpaper: Very fine grit sandpaper is used for light sanding between coats of finish and to sand metal and other hard surfaces.
What grit of sanding do I need for clear coat?
Be sure to use the wet sanding technique for best results. 1500 to 2000 Grit 鈥?When you need to smooth out surface imperfections and scratches before and after applying the clear coat, this is the grit range to use. This will also require the wet sanding technique to prevent clogging the sandpaper.
Do you have to sand between coats of paint?
With water-based topcoats, sand any grain-raise smooth before applying the final coat. Note: Sanding between coats is not necessary, but it will provide a better finish. After a coat has dried, use 220 or 240 grit sandpaper or extra fine steel wool to lightly sand surface.
How do you sand between coats of primer?
Sand Lightly Between Coats Dust can settle in the paint or primer as it dries. For the smoothest final coat, sand between coats of primer or paint with 220-grit sandpaper or an extra-fine sanding sponge. Then vacuum and tack as usual before recoating.