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Offline Yeti fan 19

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Abrasives for plaster walls
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:13 PM »
Just need some advice on what is the best 150 size abrasive to use on plastered Walls. I have the ets 3 sander and have got to sand down a load of old Walls after I ve filled them . Been on the festool website but there's no definitive answer on the right abrasive. I'm thinking maybe saphir or crystal? Cheers.

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Offline Alex

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Re: Abrasives for plaster walls
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 01:58 PM »
Most certainly none of the above. Crystal and Saphir are way too sharp to get a good result. They are meant for the toughest of jobs. Plaster, on the other hand, is a very soft material. You want a more gentle abrasive to handle that.

I have found Granat works best on plaster walls, mainly because it doesn't clog as fast as other types of abrasives. I never go lower than grit 80 on the roughest of patches, but mostly use 120. If you can't get Granat, Brilliant also does fine but it will clog quite a bit faster so you'll use up more sheets.

Offline Yeti fan 19

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Re: Abrasives for plaster walls
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 03:47 PM »
Nice one for that Alex. Have never sanded Walls before so that advice is much appreciated

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Abrasives for plaster walls
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 07:51 PM »
Agree with Alex, Brillant 2 was my go-to abrasive for plaster repairs until Granat came along.
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