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Preparing the Surface
Final Finish
Caring for a Finish

Tip #20
Finishing & Finishing Techniques (continued)
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Preparing the Surface

Finish sand your project with 3/0 - 6/0 garnet paper. The finer the grit you finish up with, the more prominent the grain pattern and glossier the final finish will be. Check for any rough areas that may need further sanding by running a nylon stocking over the project. If it snags, you've got some more sanding to do.

Remove most of the sawdust from the project with a bench brush or shop vacuum. Then give it a thorough rub-down with a tack cloth to remove any dirt, dust, or abrasive particles and leave a perfectly clean, smooth surface.

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