Asked by: Donovan Yela
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th April, 2020

How long does it take to sand down a dresser?

Cover the entire dresser. Let dry completely, about 12 to 24 hours. If a second coat of polyurethane is desired or imperfections appear, lightly sand with very fine grit sandpaper; wipe with a tack or cheese cloth.

Click to see full answer.


Also asked, how do you sand down a dresser?

Sand the dresser using a medium-grit sandpaper, moving with even pressure and in the direction of the grain. Sand thoroughly, including all details. Wipe down with a tack cloth to remove dust. Sand again with a finer-grit sandpaper.

Likewise, how do you sand a dresser before painting? Instructions

  1. If the surfaces have an existing finish that's already smooth, sand them with a 220-grit sanding sponge and wipe them clean with a moist cloth.
  2. Remove the drawers from the dresser or chest.
  3. Tape off the drawers, if necessary, so that the fronts can be painted.

Moreover, is it better to sand or strip furniture?

Don't Sand FurnitureStrip it. Stripping is Faster and Often Safer. Stripping a finish is faster than sanding to remove it. But more importantly, sanding cuts through stain and patina (the color changes in wood caused by light and oxidation), and it does so unevenly.

How do you refinish a dresser without sanding?

Here are 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding:

  1. USE A MINERAL PAINT. Mineral paint is very similar to chalk style paints in that no prep or prime is required.
  2. USE MILK PAINT + BONDING AGENT. As I already mentioned, the antique desk in this post was not prep-sanded.
  3. USE A BONDING PRIMER.
  4. USE A LIQUID SANDER/DEGLOSSER.

39 Related Question Answers Found

How do you rub down wood furniture?

How do you hand sand wood?

How can I make sanding easier?


Can pallet wood be sanded smooth?

Do you have to remove old stain before restaining?

How much should you sand before staining?


How long does it take to sand a chair?