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Possible issues that can happen to your timber part 2

It is not often, but sometimes we find marks made from a DIY project.
In order to assist, we’ll highlight some possible issues and how to fix them.

Issue 1: Drum machine marks.

When using a belt or drum sander, it is crucial to exercise caution and lift the sander at the end of each run to seamlessly blend the starting and ending points. Otherwise, wherever the drum stops, an additional divot will be created, which will become apparent in the final outcome.

Timber with sanding marks
Timber with sanding marks


Issue 2: Insufficient sanding depth.

To achieve a uniform finish, it is essential to sand the surface as thoroughly as possible. Any existing flaws, unremoved sealant, deep scratches, or dents will remain visible in the final result. Moreover, these imperfections can hinder the bonding of the new finish to the polished timber.

To avoid these problems, make sure to extensively sand the surface using the appropriate tools, such as a drum sander and edge sanders.

Timber not sanded back enough
Timber not sanded back enough

If there is any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at or just fill out our online quote form found below if there is an upcoming project that you would like some advice on. We'll try our best to help out as much as we can.

Good luck on your upcoming project!

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