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Recycle, Revive and Renew with the new Compact Mouse® from Black & Decker®

The ‘credit crunch’ may be dampening spirits but don’t let it affect your aspirations for home improvement. Even when times are hard there are ways and means to give your home a fresh look. Rather than splashing out on new items, be creative and get further mileage out of the things that you already have!

Revamping old furniture is a straightforward project that will not only save you money but allows you to create a bespoke piece to your own taste. One of the best ways to give something that is looking a little tired a new lease of life is to sand away impurities. The new Compact Mouse® Sander from Black & Decker® makes this often hard going task quick and easy and almost mess free.

DIY Project: How to revive old furniture

• Begin by sanding down your piece with the Compact Mouse® Sander to even out discoloration and remove any scratches or blemishes. This should only take an hour so, depending on the size.

You do not need to press down on the sander – its own weight will do the work. Just keep the pressure equal and always sand with the grain

• To get in between tight corners the Compact Mouse® Sander boasts a profile finger attachment for the intricate detail sanding
• Once sanding is complete you will want to clean the piece and the surrounding area – wipe down with a slightly damp cloth
• Apply a base coat after sanding to protect the wood and prevent any bleeding and then you’re ready to get creative! There is a huge array of options available to transform your chosen piece; from ‘antique’ streaking, sponging, stencilling, applying fabric, decorative trim or even faux leather.

The Compact Mouse® Sander from Black & Decker® is a versatile tool that can not only be used for sanding, it can also be used for a range of maintenance jobs from rust removal to glass cleaning or polishing metal. The compact design gets the DIY’er closer to the surface for greater control and the effective dust filtration system ensures a cleaner working area. The soft palm and ergonomic design provides added comfort taking any irritation out of the job and leaving you free to create a new and exciting piece of furniture.


Notes to Editors:

Key Product Features

• Effective Dust Filtration System - New filter cassette design enables effective dust management and a cleaner working area
• Versatile - Ideal for paint/varnish, cleaning glass, removing rust and sanding in tight spaces
• Compact design gets you closer to the work surface for greater control
• Detail base is designed to give better results when sanding intricate areas
• Rotatable base allows user to rotate paper as it wears, extending the life of the sanding paper
• Contour attachments included for intricate sanding and polishing tasks

BLACK & DECKER® is a registered trademark of the Black & Decker Corporation.
Mouse Sander KA1000 is available from B&Q and Homebase – £39.99
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