A sanding device

A sanding device like a Zip Sander is designed to make hand sanding an easier, finger-sparing activity. The handle fits into the hand, reducing fatigue and protecting your fingers. A hook and loop system, similar to that found on power sanders, securely holds the sandpaper in place while you're working and makes changing paper simple and easy.

As a do-it-yourselfer, you not only reap the financial savings of not paying for professional labor, it can be deeply satisfying to do a job yourself. But even a dedicated do-it-yourselfer may balk at one of the most dreaded aspects of home improvement and decorating projects: sanding.

Sanding can be hard work, even if you use a power tool to do it. Yet it's a necessary evil for many DIY projects and foregoing it can mean you end up with less-than-perfect results. Here are some simple steps to ease the pain and labor of sanding

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