How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard on Home Maintenance, Kitchens

Sand the Counter:

I started prepping the main counter wood surface with 80 grit to remove some of the stains that seeped into the wood.  I then worked my way up to 220 grit sand paper. 

I used a tool activated HEPA vacuum  by DEWALT to capture the saw dust.  the DEWALT vacuum turns on when the sander is turned on and stays on a few seconds after the sander is shut off to clear the vacuum hose of dust.   READ my review or watch a video review on this vacuum here. For edges and hard to reach areas I hand sanded and used small blocks of wood for sanding blocks.

Remove all Saw Dust:

Using a tack cloth I wipe the entire surface down several times with a tack cloth.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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