I've never sanded drywall/spackle before so I don't know what is acceptable or not. I'm remodeling my bathroom and have put down a few layers of spackle. Everything looks good and I just wanted to touch it up with some sanding.
I'm using a 220-grit screen and it's leaving small scratches behind. It looks worse than it did before I touched it! I'm not pressing particularly hard.
Is this normal? Does primer fill these small gaps? Or should I go get a finer grit? I checked the big box stores online and it seems 220 is the finest they carry, so I'm guessing these scratches are normal.
I was going to sand all the spackle, now I'm thinking I'll just search around for ridges and sand them down, and leave everything else alone.
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