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Offline Stever

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best method to sand out roller lint?
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:42:25 PM »
Just did an estimate in a nice posh penthouse suite.

Previous owners painted it themselves and did a horrible job and every surface is full of lint into the paint. lots of lint. never seen it so bad.

Any specific kind of sandpaper to use in my pole sander to make removing it fast and easy?

I know just about anything will do, but considering its everywhere I would like to make it go as fast as possible.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 07:29:18 PM »
Musta got us stumptified on this one Steve ::), maybe your going to have to use tweezers HEH HEH j/k ;D

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 08:27:16 PM »
I Guess i'm just going to try a few different grits of sandpaper and see which works best.

Told the client not to expect 100% removal of all the old roller lint, but to expect a drastic difference.

ceilings, walls, trim, its everywhere!

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 10:37:59 PM »
I would use medium grit screens rather than paper.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 07:23:05 PM »
I've used the same as PWG, the #150 screen cloths. Knocks it down quickly.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 07:35:42 AM »
Right on guys, that was something I was wondering. Screen vs. paper.

I start that one tomorrow.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 12:43:17 AM »
150 grit screens worked like a charm! But my arms are sore today after all that sanding!

I always give a light quick sand to walls (on repaints) anyways, but its' usually a quick pass that might get rid of a few little picks and maybe the odd lint here and there. And again between coats.

But considering the amount of lint on this job I was extra vigorous on the sanding and pressing quite a bit harder to ensure I get most of it out. And covering every inch of surface. Kitchen, Living room, entrance, hallways, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Ceilings too!

I think I'll be feeling the aches in my shoulders tomorrow.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 12:25:09 AM »
Buildum up steve ;D

i'll have to remember this one, its sorta odd but I have noticed lint in painted walls before.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 07:33:44 PM »
Vin,

Sometimes identified as dust nibs. I've seen spiders, flys, feathers, long hair, and more embedded in wall paint.

The screen comes in various grits. I find the 150 is the best knockdown.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 10:38:31 PM »
Sand a couple more like those, and you'll get arms like Popeye!


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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 12:27:47 AM »
Vin,

Sometimes identified as dust nibs. I've seen spiders, flys, feathers, long hair, and more embedded in wall paint.

The screen comes in various grits. I find the 150 is the best knockdown.

Michael

I did one the other day where 2 brothers pretty much grew up for 15 years in the same room together, lemme put it this way I had to use a 5" blade to knock down all the , this is gross, boogers on the walls and ceilings, yeah I seen it all..............puke.

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2007, 12:29:37 AM »
Thats a well built up shoulder there prowall  ;) heres a  12"x12" 10 pound sanding block for you LOL

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Re: best method to sand out roller lint?
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