Chalkboard eraser makes a flexible sanding block

One in all my most versatile instruments for floor prep is an old-school chalkboard eraser. I discovered a set of six for $12 on Amazon. The felt aspect will get essentially the most use for the final sanding move with the best grit, and in addition for smoothing the floor between coats of end. The sandpaper is straightforward to wrap across the block and grip tightly, and I like the best way the flared form of the felt aspect will get into sharp corners. The rounded wooden edges work properly for sanding moldings and different small cove shapes, and once I want a flat or extra aggressive block, I exploit the onerous prime aspect of the eraser. By the best way, I hold one eraser separate for making use of sharpening compound, and one other for making use of wax.

using a chalkboard eraser as a sanding block

—DAVID EMERSON, Southbury, Conn.

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