Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
Newest Review: ... the wood and two to make sure that the paint is smooth. Sometimes paint leaves brush strokes or tiny bobbles and by using sandpaper I can g... more
Sometimes it pays not to pay too much
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: headsore
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Advantages: Cheap yet highly effective, differnt 'strengths' in each pack
I always buy Tesco's own brand sandpaper as, in my opinion, it's as good, if not better even, than some of the more expensive names brands I have bought in the past. Over last weekend and this weekend I have been using Tesco's sandpaper a fair bit as I have recently been painting all our internal doors. Before painting, I sand them down for a better finish.
As far as price is concerned, I can pick up ten sheets of this quality paper from my Tesco Extra Store for only 59p. The individual sheets are a good size and measure approximately 20cm x 20cm and to my mind, this is a great bargain when you consider how much it can cost. What I like about Tesco's sandpaper is that the sheets are not all the same. They are clearly marked out on the back of the sheet how coarse the papers are - i.e. heavy duty, medium or fine. So you can pick and choose according which DIY job you are about to embark upon.
Though this sandpaper is possibly slightly thinner than some sheets I have bought, it is nevertheless, a very good quality paper, and if used correctly, it will last a long time and you can get some considerable use out of just one single sheet. One sheet will allow me to sand down two doors (both sides), so a little goes a long way.
It's remarkably strong when you consider how cheap it is and the fact that it looks on the thin side. There is a knack to not allowing it to tear by slightly wrapping it around my hand, and I also managed to sand down all the skirting boards in the dining room and living room, allowing me to apply a coat of gloss paint. It effectively rubs off all the little bumps and lumps and makes the doors have a good 'grip' for receiving the paint afterwards.
I am impressed with Tesco's sandpaper and as I say, this is not the first or the last time I have bought it. It is cheap but works very well when you consider the price and I can thoroughly recommend it.
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