So you’re ready to kick up a little dust — actually — by sanding the raised designs on a coffee table you intend to either paint or paint. Just like sanding jobs, it is better to begin by exerting a mild touch with a fine sandpaper because you could always update your tools and your own efforts. In any case, you do not wish to risk gouging the wood by starting your job with a coarse sandpaper. Sanding is often a repetitive process, so be patient and your table will shortly be smooth as glass and prepared to refinish.
Set the table to a drop cloth or old blanket at your garage. Keep the door open so the area stays ventilated.
Insert the fine sandpaper inserted into a hand sander. Sand the raised designs on the coffee table, using gentle, circular motions. Work from the outside edge to the interior of the plan.
Upgrade your efforts with medium-grit sandpaper for more or much more durable raised designs. Work in a circular motion.
Wipe the layouts from time to time, employing a microfiber fabric. Expand your hand along the surface to ensure you aren’t gouging the timber or creating indentations or gullies in the raised design.
Sand little, ornate designs by wrap a small piece of sandpaper around an old toothbrush so you have maximum control over your sanding efforts. Use cotton swabs to remove dust from tight spots.
Vacuum the layouts with a hose attachment to eliminate as much dust as you can from the table. Wipe the table with a damp rag. Let the table dry.
Run your hand over the raised design in your coffee table to ensure it is smooth. Lightly run the fine seams above the surface to get a finishing touch.
Dust the coffee table, then rub it with a damp rag. Let the table dry thoroughly before you prime, paint or stain it.