Festool Compatible Sandpaper

Are you tired of using sandpaper that doesn’t fit your Festool sander? It’s definitely better to find Festool compatible sandpaper for the job. Sanding furniture is a tedious task, so using high-quality sandpaper made specifically for your Festool sander can make a huge difference in the end result.

We will explore the different types of foam pads available for Festool sanders, their features and benefits, and how they can save you time and effort when sanding your furniture.

Festool sander sanding furniture with text Festool compatible sandpaper

Festool is a well-known brand among woodworkers and furniture builders for their high-quality, precision tools. Their sanders are no exception, known for their exceptional performance and durability.

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However, to fully harness the power of the best Festool sanders for furniture, it’s important to use compatible sandpaper.

The wrong type of sandpaper for furniture can cause frustrating problems such as clogging, tearing, and uneven sanding.

This not only wastes time and money, but it also affects the quality of your work. You gotta use sandpaper compatible to your Festool sander to get pro results.

Let’s dive into the different options!

Foam Pads for Festool Sanders

There are foam pads designed to fit perfectly onto your Festool sander and provide superior results.

SurfPrep offers two options: SurfPrep Rectangle Sander Foam Pads and Rectangle Sander ProFoam Pads.

Attaching foam pad onto festool sander

They work well with the Festool rectangular sander, the Festool RTS 400 REQ Sander.

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SurfPrep Rectangle Sander Foam Pads

There are SurfPrep Rectangle Sander Pro Foam Pads designed specifically for use with Festool rectangular sanders.

They are highly recommended for sanding moldings, profiles, and flat surfaces due to their sharp, fast cutting grains.

surfprep foam sanding pads

The clog-resistant coating on these pads helps prevent material build-up, making them more efficient and long-lasting.

One of the main advantages of these foam pads is their flexibility and tear resistance. This allows for easy sanding on curved surfaces or intricate details without causing any damage.

The hook & loop backing also makes it quick and easy to switch out the pads when needed. There are squishy and thin options available to suit different sanding needs.

The 1/2″ Squishy option is perfect for soft flexibility and avoiding any damage to delicate surfaces, while the 5mm Thin option is great for consistent and even sanding on flat surfaces.


  • Sharp, fast cutting grains for efficient sanding
  • Clog-resistant coating for long-lasting use
  • Flexible and tear resistant materials for safe sanding on curved or intricate surfaces
  • Hook & loop backing for easy switching of pads
  • Available in squishy and thin options to suit specific sanding needs


  • Not suitable for use with Festool round sanders

SurfPrep Rectangle Sander ProFoam Pads

The Rectangle Sander ProFoam Pads have all the features and benefits of SurfPrep Rectangle Sander Foam Pads but with added advantages.

They cut 2x faster and last 2x longer, making them a time-saving option for busy woodworkers and DIY-ers.

surfprep sander profoam pads

What’s even better is that they are less likely to tear while still providing consistent sanding quality.

With an innovative design that includes pre-stressed minerals, flexible adhesive, and a variety of grits and foam densities, these pads offer extreme performance.

They can handle the toughest sanding jobs with ease and they also reduce operator fatigue, resulting in a more comfortable sanding experience.

Longevity is key when it comes to sandpaper, and the Rectangle Sander ProFoam Pads deliver on that front as well.

They are the longest-lasting foam abrasive on the market, which means you’ll be using less pads and saving money in the long run.

Plus, with their clog-resistant dust extraction system and self-sharpening grains, you can trust that these pads will provide consistent results every time.

Here’s our list of SurfPrep foam pads for Festool for more in depth details of each foam pad! You can also check out our blog post about foam sanding pads for electric sanders to learn more about the benefits of using foam sanding pads.


  • Cuts 2x faster and lasts 2x longer than regular foam pads
  • Less likely to tear while still delivering consistent sanding quality
  • Innovative design for extreme performance and longevity
  • Clog-resistant dust extraction system and self-sharpening grains for consistent results


  • Not suitable for use with Festool round sanders

Sanding Screens for Festool Sanders

Using sanding screens with your Festool sander is another great option for more durable and efficient sanding.

These screens have many tiny holes, making the hole placement unimportant when using them.

Attaching sanding screen to Festool sander

Compared to film or paper, sanding screens are less likely to gum up and can be easily cleaned and reused multiple times.

Diablo Sanding Discs

Diablo’s SandNET™ sanding sheets are a popular choice for Festool sanders.

With a clog-reducing nylon NET design and premium ceramic blend grit, these sheets can last up to 10x longer than standard sandpaper.

Diablo sanding nets

They are also easy to clean and reuse by simply shaking, vacuuming, or rinsing.

Diablo sanding sheets are available in various grit options for different types of sanding jobs. They are perfect for leveling and removing heavy stock or paint, as well as getting rid of minor imperfections.

They can also be used for initial sanding between coats of paint or stain, as well as final sanding and surface preparation.


  • Clog-reducing nylon NET design for long-lasting use
  • Premium ceramic blend grit for superior sanding performance
  • Can be easily cleaned and reused multiple times
  • Available in various grit options for different types of sanding jobs


  • May require additional trimming
  • Not as flexible as foam pads, making them less suitable for curved or intricate surfaces

SurfPrep Screen Sheets

SurfPrep also offers excellent sanding screen options for Festool sanders. Their screened backing provides enhanced support and their premium abrasive grain guarantees a consistent and uniform scratch.

SurfPrep screen sheets

The innovative ‘load-free’ coating allows for a faster rate of cut and longer lifespan, making SurfPrep screens a top choice.

These screen sheets come in rectangle and round shapes for your Festool sanders.


  • Screened backing for enhanced support
  • Premium abrasive grain for consistent and uniform scratch
  • ‘Load-free’ coating for faster cutting and longer lifespan


  • Not as flexible as foam pads, making them less suitable for curved or intricate surfaces

Festool sanders are top-of-the-line tools and using compatible sandpaper only enhances their performance.

Learn more about Festool Rotex sanders here and find out which one is the right one for you.

Whether you prefer foam pads or sanding screens, there are plenty of options available to suit your specific sanding needs.

So next time you reach for your Festool sander, make sure to pair it with the right type of sandpaper for the best sanding experience.

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