strong paper with sand or other abrasive glued on one side, used for smoothing and polishing
to smooth or polish with sandpaper
Heavy paper coated on one side with sand or other abrasive material and used for smoothing surfaces.
transitive verbsand·pa·pered, sand·pa·per·ing, sand·pa·pers
To rub with or as if with sandpaper.
(usually uncountable, plural sandpapers)
(third-person singular simple present sandpapers, present participle sandpapering, simple past and past participle sandpapered)
- To polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper.
- Fine grit sandpaper - You need to purchase 220 grit sandpaper in order to make sure your floors are smooth to the touch and any marks left by previous sanding are gone.
- Medium grit sandpaper - If the floors have a few dings and the polyurethane is wearing thin in spots, you can get by with 120 grit sandpaper.
- Sanding - After you have scraped most of the old paint off of the beadboard, go over the surface with a medium-grained sandpaper to remove any residual paint.
- If it's just a small amount, try sanding it down with a light-grit sandpaper to smooth it out and then apply a small amount of varnish with a foam brush.
- Surf boarders know that blowing sand can stick to the wax on their boards, making the surface feel like sandpaper rubbing against their flesh.