I am sanding my cedar deck.

The deck has been stained and in places it is worn away leaving bare cedar that has weathered and turned silver.

I have the sander for the weekend, ( 12x18 ) inches and the only sheets I can find that size are sanding screens - 80 grit.

Will it work like 80 grit sandpaper and sand through the stain like sandpaper ?

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    it sounds like you have the wrong tool. rent a drum sander and get most of your weekend back.
    – Jasen
    May 24 '20 at 1:57
  • I suspect that the device you have is a square buffer and includes a vacuum dust collection system. The screens should increase efficacy of dust capture, though screens may also not last as long. It's hard to tell without better details/photos of your equipment.
    – Matthew
    Jun 19 at 6:19

80 grit is 80 grit and will work to some level but I would be worried about the life of the abrasive. 80 should rip the old stain up well but is really rough and screens on a deck sounds like the wrong tool to me.

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