I'd like to sand some wood planks on a rustic table to remove paint stains, but keep the rough wood structure (1-2 mm height difference). How can I do that?

  • sandblast, maybe?
    – DA01
    Jan 22, 2013 at 23:35

3 Answers 3


Use sandpaper and your finger, or the edge/corner of a sanding block.

Though if you're just trying to remove paint I might first try using acetone or other solvent.


Use a chemical stripper to remove the paint and a very fine grit sandpaper. You can get it clean this way without sanding away any wood.


You can use a wire brush. You would want one that is pretty stiff.

Whatever approach you decide - test on the bottom of the table first.

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