Surface Prep: For Perfect Walls and Ceilings with Less Effort, Try the New Planex Drywall Sander

The new generation PLANEX from Festool is revolutionizing drywall construction – with LED light and random orbit movement.

In this article, we review the four key benefits that professional painting contractors will get from using the new PLANEX LHS 2 225 Drywall Sander.

Planex sander closeup in use

1. Optimum illumination during sanding

The all-around LED light ring works like a built-in raking light and reveals unevenness on the surface during sanding. This eliminates the need for time-consuming reworking.

2. Random orbit motion for perfect surfaces

The random orbit sanding motion produces a perfect surface quality with no grooves.

Planex sander in use

3. Minimal effort during sanding

The adjustable suction power means that the PLANEX holds its own weight against the wall and ceiling. This helps to reduce the load on the arms and back during all sanding work.

In addition, the clever T-handle design yields excellent ergonomics making the tool easy to control and comfortable to use for long periods of operation.

4. Variable working length

The working length can be quickly adapted to the working environment using a single lever – for full flexibility in tight spaces and with high ceilings.

This article was originally published in the Winter 2023 issue of PPC magazine. ©2023 Randall Reilly. The PLANEX LHS 2 225 Drywall Sander is available at your Sherwin-Williams store. For a complete list of equipment and supplies for all your painting projects, visit the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.