Sanding sponges are the best tools for achieving smooth finishes in the metal, paint, drywall, automotive, woodworking, and other solid surface industries. Our abrasive sponge products come in a variety of sizes, grains, forms and colors including blue sanding sponge. They are useful for sanding curved, contoured, or flat surfaces because of the sponge's elasticity. They are also robust, washable, and reusable. For example, Fuji Star abrasives have sanding sponge for cabinets and wood.
Wearing your protective equipment. Use a respirator before sanding to minimize inhalation of airborne particles. Wear your safety glasses or other forms of defense.
Select the appropriate form of the fine grit sanding sponge. Start with 80-grit or even 40-grit (for especially rough surfaces) and systematically work your way up. For most surfaces, you'll want to work up to around 220 grit.
A comfortable pressure is all you need – this will prevent avoidable scratches. If you feel like you're not removing enough material, try a lower grit metal sanding sponge before you tire yourself out.
When using a flexible or hand sanding sponge, a wet sanding method is often more effective. Submerge the sponge fully in water until it's soaked, then squeeze out the excess water so that the sponge damp but not dripping. Then go to step3.
Sanding sponges are great tools. They bring comfort and control to the sanding experience. If you have a big sanding project ahead, it's worth including these sponges in your kit.
Sanding sponges can use wet or dry, and are washable and reusable. It only takes few minutes to clean a sanding sponge. The first step to cleaning your sanding sponge is to wet it with water. You can submerge the sponge in enough water and easily squeeze out excess liquid. You may also spray or pour some water onto the dirty surface of the sponge, or give it a thorough rinse under flowing tap-water until all visible dirt of this wet sanding sponge has been washed away. Using some dish soap will help. After the excess water has been squeezed out of the wet sanding sponge, let it air dry. Store it away from direct sunlight before you are ready to use it.