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Forum topic by rossn posted 09-22-2020 01:26 PM 196 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2020 01:26 PM

Can someone explain scuff sanding?

The real cedar organization publishes this, with respect to finishing preparation for western red cedar. Is this being done by hand, or with a sander?

“On flat-grained wood, the surface should be scuff-sanded with 50-60 grit sandpaper. This procedure will greatly increase the coatings performance but will not detract from a smooth appearance.”

The current issue is that the grain is crushed by the planing, and will not take stain. I have thousands of linear feet to do, so ease of process is important. Thanks!

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 02:50 PM

Scuff sanding is a term for lightly and unevenly sanding the surface with the intent of roughening the surface texture. It can be done with power equipment, just don’t sand for long in any one spot. The goal is going fast and you need not worry about perfection.

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