Best sander?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Bargain Bucket, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. I need to take the newel posts and stringers on our stairs back to bare wood and make good years of overpainting and knocks. I'll use paint stripper first but am wondering what the best electric sanding tool will be best to get the last of the paint off and sand it back smooth. I've only really used a Mouse type thing and manual sanding before but never had to go back to bare wood.
  2. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    Orbital sander is better than a belt sander because it will not take lumps out of the timber.
    You might also want a small detail sander.
    Some of the woodworking folk on here might have better ideas
  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Buy a blowtorch, heat gun, and a Hamilton scraper with some sharp blades.
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  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
  5. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    An Electric heat gun available from a lot of outlets for around £20. Practice on some scrap to get work out the optimal distance to use from the surface and speed of movement
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  7. Many thanks for the advice chaps. Will try heat gun and orbital sander. Wish me luck - I have very little patience with this kind of thing.
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Dismantled my spindles and got them dipped and stripped in a caustic bath, quick and easy.;)
  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    This needs loads of patience so probably best left to someone else.
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