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Old 09-15-2009, 12:21 AM   #1
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Can I sand between top coats?


I just put on a first top coat and noticed some drips too late. Can I sand them down before putting on the final top coat?

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:26 AM   #2
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Can I sand between top coats?


A light sanding is always good between coats (app 220 grit)

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You will have a hard time sanding freshly applied paint. Take your 5 in 1 and scrape off,patch and re paint.
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Can I sand between top coats?


sand what? paint? oil or latex?
varnish? poly? lacquer? shellac?
how long has it dried? still soft will not sand, just make a big mess.
i've taken a single edged razor and had success at removing drips with no need to repaint.
is it drops on flat surface, or drips/runs on vertical?

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:20 AM   #5
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Sorry for the lack of details!

It's latex paint. I finished last night at eleven and won't be able to get to a second coat until around eleven this morning, so twelve hours dry time. It's drips on vertical.

The 5-in-1/razor is a great idea, thanks!
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