Steel wool comes in many grades of coarseness. Always apply the correct grade of steel wool to the work you have at hand, as detailed in the chart below.
|Coarse||3||Paint and varnish removal; removing paint spots from resilient floors.|
|Medium coarse||2||Removing scratches from brass; removing paint spots from ceramic tile; rubbing floors between finish coats.|
|Medium||1||Rust removal; cleaning glazed tiles; removing marks from wood |
floors; with paint and varnish remover, removing finishes.
|Medium fine||0||Brass finishing; cleaning tile; with paint and varnish remover, removing stubborn finishes.|
|Fine||00||With linseed oil, satinizing high-gloss finishes.|
|Extra fine||000||Removing paint spots or stains from wood; cleaning polished metals; rubbing between finish coats.|
|Super fine||0000||Final rubbing of finish; stain removal.|
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