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Offline fitzcarraldo

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Planex for in between coats
« on: August 08, 2019, 05:10 AM »
Hi everyone. First post here.

I need to paint quite a lot of walls and ceilings and am contemplating of getting a Planex Easy for sanding in between coats. I understand that sanding plaster creates a lot of dust and using a dust extractor with Autoclean functionality is a must.

I was wondering however if for my application (the walls have been painted before) I could get away with using my CTL 26 (without Autoclean) that I use for wood working.

Any thoughts?


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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Planex for in between coats
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 08:07 AM »
Volume of dust will be much less so I don’t think you need AutoClean.

What’s the worst that can happen?
The bag clogs and dust collection diminishes and the site gets dusty. Cost $
The main filter clogs and the site gets dusty. Cost $$
Both the bag and main filter clog etc.

It’s a gamble that might be worth it.

Offline Alex

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Re: Planex for in between coats
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 08:10 AM »
Why would you need to sand between coats? That is generally not done and unnecessary with wall paints. You make sure everything is flat before your first coat, and then you only have to paint.

But if you want to, put some 180 or 220 on your sander and sand away. This will generate only a very small amount of dust because you are not supposed to sand through your layer of paint.

Offline fitzcarraldo

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Re: Planex for in between coats
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 07:20 AM »
Thanks guys. Have thought of another option: I will get a cyclone pre-separator. This should do the trick and will be useful for my woodworking later on as well.

Alex, I know it’s not necessary to sand between coats, but it will give you a much nicer finish. It’s only light sanding and I know using the Planex for this might be a bit overkill, but I have a lot of surface area to get done and I like the no-dust idea.

Offline mlink

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Re: Planex for in between coats
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 12:14 PM »
Sanding between coats is the way to achieve a proper finish. I purchased a Planex for sanding between coats, patches, and new drywall not only for the benefit of controlling dust but also for the preparation.