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How to sand a garden shed

We will never stop repeating: maintaining your wooden garden shed means extending its life! In this post, find out why and how to sand your wooden garden shed.


When should you sand a wooden shed in your garden shed?

Sanding remains an essential step in the treatment of a wooden garden shed. This makes it possible to optimize the adhesion of the treatment products. For these products to be more effective, the wood must be freed from varnishes, stains, paint and above all from the various deposits of dirt, before application.

How do I do it?

Before sanding your garden shed, remember to clean it first. Pre-cleaning will simplify stripping. There, you can use either a nylon brush or soapy water. In some cases, it is even recommended to use a degreaser.

Now let's talk about the actual sanding. Of course, you must sand the entire surface of your garden shed. Depending on the surface to be treated, you can sand by hand or use an electric sander. A rotary sander will certainly make your job easier. Nothing also prevents you from using a sanding block. Also for deep sanding, using 120-grit and 180-grit sandpaper is a good idea.

After sanding your shelter, remove the dust with a cloth or brush.


Now that your garden shed is perfectly clean and bare, you can carry out a protective treatment. Yes, as you undoubtedly know, the wood of your shelter must be protected from insect attacks, but also from fungi. If you wish, you can repaint your garden shed after this preventive treatment.

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