Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
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Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: rufusdog
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Advantages: Great for the price
We have been doing quite a bit in our garden lately and the latest thing to do was the wooden decking over the path. We had bought all the wood to do it but then after we had left B&Q I realised we didn't have any sand paper left at home just in case the bits of wood needed cutting and left sharp edges. We were just about to go in Tesco to pick up a few bits for lunch so while we were in there we had a look at their little bit where they have some decorating supplies and found this packet of Value Sandpaper.
The packet was priced up at 59p which we thought was a good price so we bought a packet and went home to get on with the decking.
The sandpaper came in different grades which was quite helpful. There were 4 sheets of p60 which is the coursest of the papers. The grains of sand on it are quite large and you can feel it is rough and bumpy when you run your finger across it. This is the main one we wanted to use for rubbing down the edges of the wood after we had cut them with the jig saw. There were also 4 sheets of P80 which is a bit finer, the sand on the paper is smaller pieces. You would use this one to rub down the wood or even for rubbing down a wall after taking off the wallpaper. The other sheets that came in the pack were 2 sheets of P100 which are very fine. The sand on these feels really smooth and you would use these to rub down between paint jobs.
We had a block of wood which we keep by for using as a sanding block. It is just a piece of 2 x 1 wood cut off about 3 inches long. I tore a sheet of the course paper in half and then wrapped it around the piece of wood. This gives you a better hold over the paper and means you are not rubbing your fingers. Also the flat side of the wood gives you a better sand as it covers a bigger area than just using your fingers.
The sandpaper did the job fine, it lasted quite well, as long as I would expect a piece of sand paper to last and didn't tear up as much as I was expecting it to seeing as it was so cheap to buy.
I would recommend a pack of these paper if you want to keep some indoors in case you need some for something. At 59p a pack you are laughing. Just make sure you store them in a dry place as if they get damp the sand will fall off the sheets and you won't be able to use them.
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