Making a New Home or Renovating the existing one? In both cases, drywall sanding work is a must.
You can not think of a smooth eye-soothing wall without sanding it perfectly.
There are a lot of ways and procedures for sanding the drywall. You will also see different types of sanders for various smoothening work.
The question we are answering here in this article is, How can you use drywall sander accurately?
So, don't waste your time surfing around. Let's get started...
Procedure To Use Drywall Sander
1. Seal of Entrances
Before you even take your sander from the storeroom, you should seal your room entrances so that the dust and particles do not go outside and make other rooms dirty.
Several types of chemicals are used in the making of plaster, spackle, and other binders.
If you do not seal your room and the particles pollute the environment, you can be caught with asthma or allergy type of disease. So, we should work according to the proverb-
prevention is the best cure.
2. Dry off the Wall
Very few sanding works can be done in wet walls. Apart from those exceptional circumstances, you should completely dry off the wall before touching the sander onto it.
Drying off the wall before sanding it will eliminate the risk of part of the wall pulling apart by the sander. Though it does not happen generally, why take the risk when you can do it risk-free?
3. Use both Hands
You should hold the sander with both hands tight. Though sander is comparatively lighter than other construction machines. It can slip out of your hand when you start it.
So, it is better to hold the sander with both hands carefully so that it does not come out of hand when working.
See our Drywall Sanding Guide also.
4. Particular Sander Usage
There are different types and sizes of sanders available in the market for selective works. If you use the same machine for all of your works, it will not have a good finish.
A swivel pole sander is convenient for reaching all the parts of the ceiling easily. These are for heavy works. You can use manual sanders for small repair works.
Dustless sanders have built-in vacuums which engulf the dust and protect the surface. This sander is comparatively expensive and convenient for kitchen and other furniture attached rooms where cleaning the dust is difficult.
Where Can I Rent a Drywall Sander?
If you are doing a whole lot of work, it is recommended that you buy an automatic drywall sander. If you have a little work to do with it and you need a sander for a day or two, you can rent it from different places.
1. Local Hardware Shop
Local hardware shops where you can buy different construction materials, you can get a rental drywall sander from them. Though all of the hardware shops do not rent sander, you can get one if you search around.
2. Online Rental
Different companies gives you various types of machines in rent online. You just need to search them in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo and place an order for rental in their website.
Both home delivery and customer pickup options are available in most shops, you can choose one which is convenient for you.
And the most important place where you can get a rental sander is your neighbor friends home. Most of the home owners buy a drywall sander and thus if you need one for a day or two, you can get it from your friend for a Pizza Treat. Joking!
As you have ended up reading this line, you are now well aware of the procedure to use drywall sander and where can you get one in rent.
An important thing deserves mentioning, When you take a rental machine, whatever it is, check it before you use it. Check for any defects or other problems and inform it to the owner.
It happens that you get a defective product and the owner claiming compensation from you for the damage.
Apart from that, rental system works fine and will be a healthy choice for your wallet if you need this for a very small period.