The Problem: A few dust nibs, broken brush bristles and i bubbles are almost inevitable on big horizontal surfaces finished with slow-drying polyurethane.

2The Solution: Flatten the surface imperfections with 600-grit sandpaper on a sanding block (or 400-grit fcllowed by 600 if the surface is really a mess). Sand just enough to flatten bubbles, dust nibs and ridges, but don't try to sand away all the shiny spots.

3 Extra care should be taken when sanding near the edges of a tabletop to avoid sanding through. Sand the 2 to 3 in. nearest the edge first. Short strokes make it easier to control the block. After the edges are done, sand the centers with long strokes that slightly overlap the sanded border.


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Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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