Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact & Support


You will find all our Phone & Contact information here.




How can I place an order?

You are welcome to either place your order online, phone it through to us, or email it.

Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 12 pm (Queensland time). If you are wanting to place an order - it's faster and more convenient to place it online, rather than via the telephone.  Plus you can place your order at any time of the day or night convenient to you.  Also, if you wait until you can ring us, someone else may purchase the stock that you required.


Why can I only add a certain quantity of a particular item to my shopping cart?

Our shopping cart system will only allow you to add the quantity we currently have available on hand.  If you require more items than what is available, please contact us.


What should I use as my username?

Your username should not include any spaces.  If you use a space in your username, you will get an error saying "Incorrect username".


How do I know my order has been placed successfully?

You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox upon placing your order.  If you do not receive an email, your order has not been finalised successfully.


Can I pick up my order rather than it being sent out to me?

You may collect a prepaid order from us, provided we have enough time to get it ready for you, and we do need you to arrange with us a pick-up time.  Unfortunately our business is not structured to deal retail direct and the high overheads that are involved.  This ruling enables our despatch area to work efficiently without interrupting workflow with retail door sales.  To support our local customers we do offer discounted shipping for Brisbane customers (see postal charges here).  


How long does it take to get my order ready for collection?

Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, or phone us to make alternative arrangements.


Can I pick up my order after-hours?

Yes, provided your order is paid for and pick-up arrangements have been made with us.


What do I do if I can't find my requirements on your website?

You can email us or you can phone us Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 12 pm  (Queensland time)


Can I shop personally in store?

At The Sandpaper Man we offer online, phone and email ordering, but unfortunately our warehouse is not set up as a retail store, and therefore we are unable to accommodate counter sales.  It is full and overflowing with stock and does not have room to facilitate walk-in customers.  Since all our stock is in boxes and cartons, you will be able to see more of what a product is like from the images and descriptions on our website.  




We are able to offer our comprehensive range at prices significantly cheaper, for a much higher quality product than major hardware stores, as we only specialise in sanding products.  Our competitive pricing structure allows for customers to purchase small or large quantities of quality abrasives from well-known manufacturing brands.


Do I have to order bulk quantities?

No, most of our items can be bought in minimal quantities, however there are savings to be made if you buy in box quantities.


Do your prices include GST?





We aim to ship all orders within 1-2 business days of receiving payment for your order.

For Express services - we need your order before 12pm (Queensland time) to be able to ship the same day (subject to our work load).

Please note we do not ship on Fridays.  If you want to be sure your goods are despatched on Thursday (which is our last despatch day for the week) please be sure to order in plenty of time to allow us to try to get your goods out to you.  This is of course dependent on warehouse workload.  Any orders that are not despatched on Thursdays will be despatched the following Monday.  


Why am I not offered Express as a shipping option on checkout?

Usually this is because your order weighs more than 5 kilos.  Please contact us to get Express Rates for your order.


Do you ship outside of Australia?

Yes, but the only other country we deliver to is New Zealand.  Rates will be shown in checkout.


What are your delivery charges?

For shipping rates, please see here

New Zealand shipping rates will be shown in checkout.


How is my order shipped?

We will decide how to ship your goods to you, unless you choose Australia Post Express Australia-wide.

If you choose Standard delivery, we will send your goods either by Australia Post or Couriers Please. Sometimes Couriers Please will get the goods to you faster and sometimes Australia Post will deliver to your area and Couriers Please won't.  Couriers cannot ship to PO Boxes.


I haven't received my order yet. What should I do?  

You should receive an email from Australia Post when your order is despatched, and this email will contain an Australia Post tracking number for your parcel. Track your item here  


If your order is sent by Couriers Please you will need to contact us to obtain a tracking number.


Specials and Promotions


How can I keep up with Specials, and other news from The Sandpaper Man?

Sign up to our newsletter here.  You can also Like Us on Facebook, or Follow Us on Instagram.  



Sandpaper Specifics


Can you explain the term "hook and loop"? 

Please refer to the article here.


How is a sandpaper product measured? 

Please refer to the article here.


What is the difference between grit and micron?

Please refer to the chart here.


What are the brands that you stock? 

We stock 3M, Abrasiflex, Astra, BMA, Colour Coded Sandpaper, Dura-Block, FESTOOL, Flexovit, Hermes, Imperial, INDASA, KLINGSPOR, Micro-Mesh, Norton, Nuvite, SAIT, sia, SUNMIGHT, VSM




How can I pay for my order?


We accept a variety of different payment methods including:

- Credit cards (excluding American Express)

- PayPal

- Phone Ordering (07 33964457). 

Order online and select 'Phone ordering' as your payment method. The web site will generate an invoice for you and you can then call us to arrange payment over the phone.

- Direct Bank Deposit. Our bank Details are:


The Sandpaper Man

Suncorp Bank 

BSB:  484-799

Account:  201771850

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The Sandpaper Man

Comprehensive Range of Sandpaper - Reasonable Pricing - Since 1991

Australian owned and operated