Prepare for Painting a Room – Sanding Walls

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Mark Osbourne founder of Manor Works Painting discusses how to sand walls.

    Mark Osborne

    Mark Osborne is the owner and original founder of Manor Works Painting. After working his way through college running the painting operations of student-based companies, Mark went on to get an MBA in Entrepreneurship. While in school, Mark saw an unmet need by many homeowners. No company was offering year-round painting services in a consistent and professional manner. The idea behind Manor Works was born. In 1998, Mark started Manor Works on the principle of providing homeowners with consistent levels of quality on a year round basis. Over the last 10 years Mark has worked to build Manor Works into a full-service painting company servicing metropolitan Washington D.C. Mark intends to grow the company geographically and recently began an expansion into the North Carolina market. Mark continues to be interested in concepts he studied in school and is exploring the possibility of franchising and licensing.

    Hi! I am Mark Osbourne. I am the Founder of Manor Works Painting. Today, we are talking about painting the interior of the room. We have already done the filling of the walls to get rid of any defects and we are ready to move on the next step in the surface preparation process, something called sanding. I need to talk a little bit about safety, anytime you do sanding of any sort of product, you want make sure that you use protective covering for your eyes as well as a mask to protect, so dont inhale any of the drywall dust, which is very fine.

    Now, we have talked about that; lets talk about three ways that we could do sanding. One way, if you have a lot sanding is to use to something called a sanding block or a sanding pole. In this case, you would use a block to allow you to sand overhead or large surfaces on the walls.

    In this particular case, we only have a couple of minor patches that need to be sanded and we can do it in one of two ways. The first way we are going to talk about is using fine grit sandpaper, either a sheet or in this case, we are going to be using what called a sanding sponge. The second way this can be done is by using whats called wet sanding. You can use either a sponge or a wet rag. However, it can only be used where we have done a minor amount of the filling compound. Now that the sanding has been completed, we are ready to move on to our next step in the preparation process, something called caulking.