What is a Sanding Sponge and How to Use it?

Coated abrasives are used for varying levels of material removal, surface finishing, and polishing. They may be turned intodifferent sanding paper types such as abrasive belts, large rolls, sanding disc pad, and sandpaper, and sanding block, etc.This article will focus on what is a sanding sponge and how to use it?


What is a sanding sponge

Sanding sponges are foam sponges which are impregnated with grit of various sizes, allowing people to use the sponges as abrasive tools to smooth various surfaces.

Sanding blocks made of froth with rough surfaces of various corn meal. They are equivalent to sandpaper. Sanding wipes and squares are compelling for sanding in corners or strange surfaces to which sandpaper won’t adjust. A sanding square or wipe allows the client to apply more strain the hard way, which can bring about a further developed completion.

Advantages of sanding sponges

There are a number of advantages to using sanding sponges when compared with sandpaper.


  • Sanding sponges are pleasant to use.
  • Sanding sponges work quickly.
  • Sanding sponges having a surface that channels dust.
  • Sanding sponges are able to access confined spaces.
  • Sanding sponges are resistant to wear.
  • Sanding sponges can be washed.


One of the biggest bonuses is the fact that sanding sponges can be washed to remove clogged material, and they are very long lasting. As the foam and grit start to wear away, successive layers are uncovered, allowing a single sponge to be used on many situations and in a variety of settings. The washability is also a big plus when people are working on projects which tend to clog sandpaper, such as sanding paint, putty, and similar materials. In view of the many advantages of sanding sponge, it is widely used. Today I mainly introduce the applications of BINIC sanding sponge on wood and paint.

Choosing the right sanding sponge

On many projects, we usually use different grits of sandpaper during work, like start with a coarse grit and then switch to a finer grit for a smooth finish. First of all, you can choose your paint sanding sponge between 3 different grits, considering your needs.

  • Coarse: To prepare surfaces for better primer and paint adhesion;
  • Superfine: Ideal for preparing surfaces for paint and blending;
  • Microfine: Great for final blending / fading out preparation where a fine grit is required.

Sanding sponge in car paint using

Using car paint sanding sponges is just like getting your cars “manicured”: use them to sand or prime bumpers, headlight openings, door handles, door jambs, or any complex shape of the vehicles.The soft, flexible foam backing conforms to virtually any profile on a vehicle, so you can achieve a flawless look even on the most difficult shapes.

Sanding sponge in woodworking

There are also many applications of sanding blocks in woodworking. Mainly in doors and windows and carpentry furniture. Many brands of products are becoming more and more popular.

Taking care of a sanding sponge

Although sanding sponges are reusable, they must be cleaned on a regular basis. To remove the dust from the sanding sponge, use an air compressor or other equivalent air source. You may also brush or pluck particles off the surface of the sponge.

If the sponge has to be thoroughly cleaned, immerse it in water, swirl it about, and squeeze it a few times to get the particles out. Add a few drops of mild detergent to the water to help it clean better. Before using the sponge again, thoroughly rinse it, squeeze off any leftover water, and allow it to dry fully.


The BINIC Sanding Sponge base features high-density sponges constructed from high-quality brown corundum with special treatment and unique glue formula. Binic Abrasives has successfully designed and built a coated abrasives manufacturing line, realizing the large-scale manufacture of the best sanding discs, after years of technological research and sharpening. Please get in touch with the Binic – coated abrasives manufacturers if you still have any queries.