How to repair cross grain sanding scratches


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Old 11-14-06, 07:39 AM
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How to repair cross grain sanding scratches

I am refinishing my oak kitchen cabinets by stripping, sanding, and restaining them. I need to know how to repair cross grain scratches that I have created from not sanding properly. The grain runs in a different direction on the outer part of my cabinets and I was not careful while sanding. I have alot of cross gain sanding scratches that are fairly noticeable. If you can offer me any advice, I would be very grateful.
 
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Old 11-14-06, 10:21 AM
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You'll have to resand those areas with the direction of the grain. The darker the stain, the worse they will show.
 
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Old 11-14-06, 03:43 PM
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As suggested, go with the grain at all times, and use a finer grade sandpaper.
 
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Old 11-15-06, 02:19 AM
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I would think a random orbital palm sander would do the trick.
 
 

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