Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
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Sand for your Castle!
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: northernlovely
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Advantages: Works well, price
Disadvantages: None at all
I bought a house in November last year, it was totally gutted and needed everything doing to it. So I've been doing a LOT of DIY. We've bought some more expensive tools but some basic ones too, and personally I don't think you need to spend a fortune on sandpaper. I mean - I don't know about you, but I throw it away after I've used it!
**Price and Availability**
Tesco Value Sandpaper is available exclusively in Tesco stores, particularly the bigger ones with DIY / homeware sections. It's priced 59p for 10 sheets which is excellent value, given that it costs £1 in the pound shop for the same amount.
As with most Tesco Value items the sandpaper is in a white card package with a red stripe around it and a blue Tesco Value logo. I've been advised that the Tesco Value brand is being slowly replaced with an Everyday brand, so this packaging may change in the future.
It states '10 sheets assorted grades' so you know what you're getting.
**The Sandpaper Types, and in Use**
You get 10 sheets as expected, amazing value for 59p. It comes in three grades -
Fine - for final sandings on wood, or for sanding softer materials such as plaster (my husband used it to smooth the joins in the filler between coving, prior to painting, for example). It gives a soft finish and is ideal to use before you paint or stain something.
Medium - for most tasks, this takes off sharp edges, smooths lumps in old paint, gets to work on light rust, and gets rid of splinters on woodwork. An all rounder.
Coarse - this is for very heavy rust, stubborn lumps and bumps and works well for priming woodwork (I used it for taking the top off old gloss paint so I could paint over it before peeling).
The sandpaper feels decent quality, possibly slightly thinner than some brands I have used, but certainly not 'cheap' or inferior. It folds well, and there isn't too much sand loss when sanding with it. I'd say it gives good results, and is just as effective as pricier branded sandpaper.
Absolutely. I've since purchased more Tesco Value Sandpaper, and recommended it to friends and family who have moved house or have DIY projects. I can't see the point in paying more for something when the value version works as well, and as I've said, I tend to throw away sandpaper once I've finished a job and start with a new sheet when I start a new job.
For the money you really can't complain - this works out at just under 6p a sheet and for that it's worth every penny and more. Highly recommended.
Summary: Highy recommended
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