How to sand large surface areas fast

Sand large surface areas

Sanding is often described as one of the least enjoyable tasks because of the time it takes. But this dusty, tedious task has a big payoff when it’s done well. So, when you’re faced with a large surface area that needs sanding, you need a tool that’s going to power through quickly to deliver professional results. For this reason, SMART have developed the 115mm Circular Sanding Pad that’s perfect for sanding large areas quickly.

What is the 115mm Circular Sanding Pad?

SMART have developed a 16-piece sanding kit specifically for multi-tools that’s designed to sand large surface areas quickly. This kit contains a 115mm circular sanding pad and 16 sanding sheets in a range of different grits, including 60, 80, 120 and 180 grit.

So, if you are needing to sand down a large wall or door for example, rather than doing this by hand or using the smaller 93mm sanding pad, or investing in a large pole sander, this will very simply and cost effectively turn your multi-tool into a powerful handheld sander.

How to sand a large surface area

  1. Prep the surface 

It’s important to prepare the surface first for sanding by cleaning the surface with a damp cloth. Ensure the surface is dry before you start sanding. You will also want to decide which grit disc is suitable for the job. For heavy sanding and stripping you will need coarse sandpaper such as the 60 grit sheet. For smoothing surfaces and removing small imperfections, choose the 80 or 120 grit. Whereas 180 is a finer grit which is ideal for removing scratches left by coarser grits on unfinished wood and lightly sanding between coats of paint.

  1. Attach the tool

When you are ready to use your multi-tool, attach the sanding pad to your multi-tool and stick the required sanding sheet to the sanding pad.

  1. Start sanding slow

Begin sanding the surface on a low to medium setting whilst applying a light but even pressure. This will ensure you attain a smooth and even finish. As you progress, you’ll likely find you need to increase the speed of your multi-tool, so use your best judgement as being too hasty can leave visible scratches in the material.

Top tip: Know when to stop! Be careful not to over sand a single area to prevent the surface from becoming uneven and distorted. And try and apply even pressure across the pad to save this wearing out on one edge.

See the 115mm Circular Sanding Pad in action in our video below! Click here to find your local stockist.

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