Paper-Backed Sandpaper

Add smoothness and durability to your finish coat with Paper-Backed Sandpaper. This sandpaper is designed for drywall finishing jobs, and it’s backed by a firm paper that won’t rip or tear.

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Paper-Backed Sandpaper FAQs

Paper-backed sandpaper is an abrasive material that is used to smooth and refine drywall surfaces during the finishing process. The sandpaper is attached to a paper backing that can be easily attached to hand or power tools for maximum efficiency.


There are several types of paper-backed sandpaper available for drywall finishing, including fine, medium, and coarse grits. Some brands also offer sandpaper rolls in different sizes or with different coatings, such as stearate or silicon carbide.


Paper-backed sandpaper is often preferred for drywall finishing because it is more durable and long-lasting than other types of abrasives. It also provides a smoother finish with less visible scratches or marks.


The choice of sandpaper grit depends on the type and severity of the surface defects. Coarse grit is typically used for removing heavy buildup, while fine grit is used for overall smoothing, and medium grit is used for moderate smoothing.


Yes, paper-backed sandpaper rolls are versatile and can be used with both hand tools, such as sanding blocks, and power tools, such as orbital sanders.


To change a paper-backed sandpaper roll on a power tool, first, switch off and unplug the tool. Then, remove the old sandpaper roll and replace it with the new roll. Secure the roll in place using the tool's clamping mechanism.


The standard size of paper-backed sandpaper rolls for drywall finishing is usually 9 inches by 11 inches, although other sizes are available depending on specific product offerings.


To store paper-backed sandpaper rolls properly, keep them in a dry area, away from moisture or humidity. Store the rolls flat, rather than on their end, to avoid curling or warping. Keeping them in their original packaging or in a labeled storage container can also help to keep them organized and protected from dust.


The lifespan of a paper-backed sandpaper roll depends on several factors, including the grit size, the surface material, and the level of usage. As a general rule, it is recommended to replace sandpaper rolls when they become significantly worn or clogged with dust.


Paper-backed sandpaper rolls for drywall finishing can be purchased at most hardware stores or home improvement stores. They are also available for purchase online through various retailers and dealers. A popular source for these rolls is Master Building Materials, where you can browse a wide selection of sandpaper rolls and other drywall finishing accessories.