Tip Trader: Helpful Sanding Trick

Home-improvement enthusiasts share their home and workshop hints.

Paint Stick Sanding Trick
When faced with refinishing the louvered closet doors in his house, Club member Gene Alday of Carmel, Indiana, was having problems sanding away the paint between the individual louvers, he couldn't get the sandpaper between the slats. To solve the problem, he glued strips of sandpaper to both faces of a standard paint-mixing stick. The mixing stick was just the right thickness so he could simultaneously sand both the front and back of the overlapping louvers.