Product Type: Tesco Hand Tool
Newest Review: ... I suppose you rate it one how well it sands and how long it lasts. Well the Tesco sandpaper does the job fairly well, it gets the paint ... more
When I'm sanding windows (or kitchen walls!).
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Member Name: katykicker
Tesco Value Sandpaper
Advantages: Easy to use, works well, three different grades available, cheap.
Recently we have had to have some work done in our home and this has meant that some pipework in our kitchen has been replaced. When the workmen replaced the pipework they filled in some gaps around it with filler and then kindly left us to sand it down and touch up the paintwork in our kitchen. This annoyed me no end but as I was given £75 towards re-decoration costs I figured the cheaper I could do it the better. As we already owned the paint all I had to shell out for was some sandpaper for sanding the walls and this Tesco value sandpaper caught my eye at just under £1.00.
For my money I got 10 sheets of various grades of sandpaper with fine, medium and coarse within the packet. On the back of each piece of sandpaper it states the coarseness and so it has been easy to distinguish which piece is the one for the job. I initially used the coarsest sandpaper for a few gentle rubs and then I moved on to the medium to finish off the job and get rid of any small bumps of filler. It took just a few minutes to complete the sanding and then I was able to give the wall a gentle brush down with a hard brush and then set to wiping it over, leaving to dry and then touching up with paint.
Each piece of sandpaper is rectangle and the dimensions are 27.5cm x 22.5cm (length x width) meaning I was able to cut some pieces in half and then fold them over to get in to the smaller gaps. This meant that the sandpaper went a long way and I still have 8 pieces left for other jobs around my home.
Overall I have been very pleased with this sandpaper. I was able to sand the wall myself before touching up the paintwork and impressing my husband when he came home from work one evening. The filler was sanded down well with a light dust coming down rather than huge chunks of filler just falling off and going everywhere. I was gentle when using this sandpaper and felt that the difference between medium and coarse was noticeable enough that it did make a difference and starting with the coarse sandpaper meant that the harder lumps and bumps were sanded down. The medium was then ideal for finishing the job and I didn't actually need to use the fine just because the finish didn't need to be perfect but it was quite close using the medium anyway.
After the job I completed I discarded both pieces of sandpaper just because they were quite worn down. I was pleased with how long each piece lasted and a little goes a long way with this sandpaper as I could cut each piece in to several smaller pieces that were the perfect size to work with. I only needed this sandpaper for a small job so was very pleased to pay under £1.00 (98p I think) for it. I wouldn't definitely say that this sandpaper is ideal for all sanding needs. I am going to give this 5 out of 5 stars as I think its great and I will definitely continue to using this again when I need it in the future.
Summary: A fantastic packet of sandpaper from Tesco.
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