Step 1

create crisscross pattern on surface

Draw Lines

Use a pencil to draw several lines diagonally across the surface that will be sanded. Next, draw a second set of lines that intersect the first set and create a crisscross pattern on the surface.

Step 2

Sand Diagonally

Use a wide belt sander to sand the surface diagonally, following the first set of lines (Image 1). Start with an 80-grit belt.

Sand in the opposite direction, following the second set of pencil marks (Image 2).

Step 3

sand surface with the grain

Follow the Grain

Sand the surface with the grain, then change to a fine-grit belt and sand the surface once more, going with the grain.