Restoring Oak Beams
Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:46 PM
After sanding a small area with an orbital they have come up like new which is a bit disappointing but never mind,although there is no patina to restore they still have that lovely honey colour.
The orbital sander is pretty useless and not fit for the job so I'm thinking of getting a belt sander but obviously there is a power to weight ratio,ie I am going to be up a ladder using it upside down so something around the 4kg mark will have to do.
My question is this the right way to go about this and has anybody got any experience of sanding down beams and do's and don'ts.
Also any belt sander recommendations,I know you get what you pay for so was thinking around the £150 mark tops.
Thanks for your pearls
Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:58 PM
I would start off with an 80 grit at most as getting the scratches out from anything coarser is a pain...
Posted 28 September 2015 - 06:11 PM
Have/do you use this,is it powerful enough,the beams are like concrete?
Posted 28 September 2015 - 06:25 PM
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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:16 PM
how may beams are you planing to do and how hard would it be to protect from the rest of the house?
Posted 29 September 2015 - 05:38 PM
Cheers for the advice everyone,I'll let you know how I get on and post some before and after pics.
Edited by Thingamajig, 29 September 2015 - 05:40 PM.