Sanding

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  1. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    Newbie question about sanding!

    Just sanded 200sqm of block paving, used five bags of sand and took about four hours.

    I used a soft bristle broom to get brush the sand into the gaps and then a stiff nylon brush to tidy up.

    Does that sound about right?
     
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  2. Williams Jet Wash

    Williams Jet Wash Williams jet wash Services
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    Yes but next time sweep faster :p
     
  3. sllab

    sllab Active Member
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    4 hours seems like a long time to go through 5 bags of sand.

    Make sure you have a nice wide broom, sweep the sand into the joints filling them and don't worry too much about the sand on the surface I would recommend making a second pass with the brush to get that or I prefer to use a leaf blower 10x faster and will get you the best result if done correctly.
     
  4. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    Do you just fill the joints or the bevel as well?
     
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    sllab Active Member
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    You should only fill the joints and not the bevel on the top of the brick.
     
  6. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    That is what I have been doing but sweeping out the bevel takes ages.
     
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    sllab Active Member
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    That is where a leaf blower makes a massive difference on time.
     
  8. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    Do you use a petrol or electric leaf blower?
     
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  10. Ben23

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    Its all practice and getting a good system to cover the ground without missing anywhere, leaf blowers are great particularly if your sealing afterwards as it gets rid of the stuff that you usually have to faff about with like the bevels and tight corners. I use a wide broom with relatively stiff bristles for the whole job, soft brushes tend to leave a sheet of sand behind them and lack the strength needed to get it out of the bevels,
     
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