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Do I need to re-sand?

Posted by homefires (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 12, 07 at 11:03

Hello all. I need some expertise here. A couple of months ago I prepared some lumber to be used for baseboard in our basement remodel. Got it all sanded nicely and then set it aside until I could get back to it to stain and poly. Well, I'm almost ready to get back to it now, but I'm wondering if I'll need to re-sand it. It's been sitting in a corner of the basement collecting saw/concrete dust since I first prepared it. Is it okay to just wipe it down real well and proceed? Your input on this would be greatly appreciated.:o)

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RE: Do I need to re-sand?

Wipe with a rag dampened in the base of the stain/finish. Water for water based stain/finish---thinner for oil based.

RE: Do I need to re-sand?

Well that sounds easy enough. Thanks so much handymac.:o)That's what I'll do then.

RE: Do I need to re-sand?

Update....did just what you said handymac and it worked beautifully. Putting the first coat of poly. on today and it's looking great. Thanks again.:o)

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