Sanding, Filling and Painting Woodwork

Before you can paint or polish the things you have made, the final treatment of the wood and joints must be completed. Sanding This is the basic and essential job. Sandpaper is sold in varying degrees of coarseness. The sheets are numbered; the higher the number, the coarser the paper. Curved surfaces are smoothed by … Read more

How To Paint Wood – Filling Cracks and Sanding Down Wood

filling cracks in wood

Dents, cracks and chips must be filled or they will show through the new paint. But before you reach for the filling knife, it’s worth taking a moment just to check the problem. Sometimes, blemishes in the paint coat can indicate a fault in the underlying woodwork. Two things to watch out for are cracks … Read more