10 Uses for Sandpaper
Scuffing up surfaces is only the beginning of this rough material's abilities
Prepping for paint only scratches the surface of what this abrasive can do. Even worn scraps come in handy for household jobs like these.
Use whatever remnant is on hand. Fine grits take some elbow grease; coarse grits work faster but can scratch (buff with fine grit, if you like).
Scuff the bottoms of new leather-soled shoes with some heavy-grit paper.
To get a grip on a tightly sealed lid, place a coarse sheet atop it, grit-side down; grab and twist.
Simply cut through the sandpaper a few times to remove gummy residues and hone the blades.
Along the top edge of stair treads, use contact cement to affix old paper from a belt sander.
Lightly brushing a fine-grit scrap back and forth over pilled fabric whisks away unwanted fuzzies. For more-delicate fabrics, test in a hidden spot first.
Gently dull the surface of hard-coated seeds, such as peas, cilantro, and lupines, with very-fine-grit paper. This scarification helps seeds absorb water and lures them out of dormancy.
Attach scraps of sandpaper to furniture that kitties have been scratching, or lay retired sheets in spots where they've been spraying. Felines hate the gritty feel on their soft paws.
Some gentle friction with a folded fine-grit piece rubs out stains. Cover glazed surfaces with tape, and apply a sealant once the grout is clean.