Have drywall or sheetrock repairs that need sanding but don't want to deal with the fine particles settling for the next week? Try wet sanding.
What is Wet Sanding?
Wet sanding is where you sand drywall compound with a damp cloth, as opposed to using sandpaper. In a lot of cases it's cleaner and easier. Great for when you have to fill a small hole in a wall or even nail holes for instance.
How to Wet Sand
- After your joint compound has dried, dampen a sponge, cotton or microfibre cloth and rub the area. Microfibre or sponges work the best because they also create a bit of abrasion.
- The area will become slightly wet and particle will disappear, smooth out and absorb into the sponge.
- Continue until you've achieved the flat smoothness you're looking for.