Grinding & Sanding
After our progressive sanding method surfaces comply with finish manufacturers' technical requirements and US Forestry research data. Professional sanding and proper wood preparation is an investment that increases finish performance and reduces maintenance for the life of your home.
Finish manufacturer's technical requirements met
Architectural and USFD standards met
Total removal of penetrating finishes
Total removal of weathered & damaged wood
Manually controlled material removal
Rounding & beveling of corners and edges
Smoothing of knots & construction damage
Natural lumps and bumps enhanced
Manual sanding allows for a defined depth of material removal depending on the condition of the wood. 1/16" - 1/4" + can be achieved when needed.
Properly preparing wood prior to applying finish achieves the correct surface texture increasing performance and durability by allowing them to absorb and perform as intended by the manufacturer.
Using specialized equipment developed by Sokura Sanding Systems, we use a multi-step progressive sanding method. Depending on the previous finish and condition of the wood, three steps are usually required to achieve the best results.
Skim grinding with a coarse grit to remove knots construction damage and heavily weathered wood fibre.
Precision grinding with medium grit to a required depth to fully remove the previous finish and weathered wood.
Random orbital sanding with a fine-grit to remove grinding marks and achieve required surface texture for the new finish.