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

Posted by lynn_r_ct (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 11, 10 at 23:37

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

Try a green scrubbie pad.

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

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

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

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

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