Friday, July 13, 2012

Quick Tips - Fine Sanding with a Nail File

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Quick tip today for those of you, like me, who find painting a passion. 

You know how it is, you're browsing your local craft supermart and find some cute little unfinished wood pieces and the inspiration strikes.  You get home, give them a quick little sanding and get to painting... then you notice all of the those little flakes of wood that seem to just "pop up". 


It never fails... the little whole in those pre-made birdhouses always seem to want to pop up just as I finish one! 

So how do you fix that without ruining all of the hard work you just put in?  Those little wholes and tight spaces make it impossible to get a palm sander or even a mouse sander in there... even wrapping a piece of sand paper around your finger to get in there can be difficult!

Tah Dah!
Nail File to the rescue!


Using a nail file is the quickest, easiest, most painless way I've found to knock those stinkers off!  If you're sanding pre- painting use a new one... works wonders and you can buy a pack at your local dollar store.  Use one that's kind of worn out works great on those little painted areas because most times it won't even disturb your painted surface!


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2 comments:

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Great tip!

I would love for you to stop by and enter to win Gutzy Gear for your kiddos for back to school!

Hope all is well!

*Hug*
~Angela

andie jaye said...

you are so stinkin' crafty! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! **giggle giggle**

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