And I thought this would be so easy....

lynn_r_ctOctober 11, 2010

I bought an unfinished mantel online because it was exactly what I wanted and the price was good. So I primed it with a good primer and I am reading to give it a sanding before I apply the first coat of paint and I am stuck. My beautiful mantel has so many intricate details and I have no clue how to sand in between all those little areas. It must be done because I could see little "fuzzies" and a drip here and there. I realize I should have used a different brush but it is too late now. Any advise?

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paintguy22

Try a green scrubbie pad.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 6:23AM
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lazy_gardens

cut thin strips out of sandpaper and fold them into points, and use a popsicle stick to apply pressure.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 11:53AM
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hendricus

Nail file. The sandpapery kind. Cut them to fit the profile.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 11:00PM
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