Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
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Not suitable for big jobs
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Disadvantages: Kept having to stop to re-charge my sanding block
I had an old kitchen cupboard I needed to sand down and paint which was to become a new stand for our TV (and very nice it looks too) so I needed some sand paper in the first instance to help me sand this down. Our large Tesco has a little DIY section within it so when I saw this for 96p for 10 sheets, I decided even if I used all ten sheets on the cupboard it would be good value.
==What you get==
You get ten sheets of assorted sand paper. Each sheet is 22.5cm x 27.5cm which is approximately the size of an A4 sheet. I had to cut them down to fit my sanding block and they cut very easily without too much effort at all. So I basically got two lots of sand paper per sheet (as my block is about half the size of the sheet...are you keeping up?!). The pack is assorted from coarse, medium and fine grained. I also had to buy some additional wet/dry sandpaper from Homebase to get the surface really smooth at the end as I found the fine grain just didn't cut the mustard.
==Value for money==
It is arguably excellent value for money but I did find each sheet ran out fairly quickly. The "sand" came off the paper after a few minutes so I kept having to stop to insert a new piece of paper into my sanding block. When it worked, it worked well but it just didn't last very long. The coarse grade was probably the worst for the sand coming off quickly and the fine grade wasn't smooth enough for what I wanted. The medium grade was probably the best but even that didn't last very long. Needless to say the 96p per pack didn't cover the entire cupboard (which wasn't huge) so I ended up cutting my losses and heading to Homebase as I was fed up of constantly changing the paper over.
I imagine if you needed sandpaper for a small job this would be useful and I would buy it again, purely for the cost of it (it would also be good for kids craft projects where they make picture using different textures). However, to do a professional job and in order to keep going at a reasonable pace, I do not recommend this pack of sandpaper despite its cheap cost.
Summary: OK for small projects
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