How To Refinish a Wood Countertop
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.