5 More Things To Do with Sandpaper
From de-scuffing suede to creating a makeshift emery board, here are five more cool ways to use sandpaper.
Variations of sandpaper have been used throughout time, from shark skin to crushed shells and seeds. Most modern versions of sandpaper are variants of the 3M brand waterproof sandpaper, created in 1921. If you’re wondering how relevant all this is, well, it probably isn’t. But what is relevant is that sandpaper has lots of nifty applications around the home. Here are five more cool ways to use it:
1. Remove Scuff Marks from Suede
A little fine-grit sandpaper and a gentle touch is great for removing or at least minimizing an ink stain or small scuff mark on suede clothing or shoes. Afterward, bring up the nap with a toothbrush or nailbrush. You might avoid an expensive trip to the dry cleaner!
3. Make an Emery Board
If you don’t have an emery board handy the next time you need to smooth your nails, just raid the sandpaper stash in the garage workshop. Look for a piece marked 120 grit or 150 grit on the back.
4. Use to Deter Slugs
Stop slugs from getting into potted plants by placing sandpaper under the bases of pots, making sure the sandpaper is wider than the pot base.