Thursday, March 31, 2011

All Scrubbies - are not created equal...

Did you know that scotch brite scrubbies come in different grits, just like sandpaper?  Yes, they do ...  Here's a chart that shows the various colors and their corresponding grits..


7445 - White pad, called Light Duty Cleansing - (1000)

7448 - Light Grey, called Ultra Fine Hand - (600-800)

6448 - Green, called Light Duty Hand Pad - (600)

7447 - Maroon pad, called General Purpose Hand - (320-400)

6444 - Brown pad, called Extra Duty Hand - (280-320)

7446 - Dark Grey pad, called Blending Pad (180-220)

7440 - Tan pad, called Heavy Duty Hand Pad - (120-150)

The white  -1000 grit - is perfect for applying paste wax.  Just cut a square, keep it in your wax tin and use it over and over.

Light grey - 600 to 800 grit - is great to polish and 'de-nub'.   After you stain your piece you don't want to sand in between coats of finish (or you will go through the stain) - but you might have raised wood grain that makes it feel rough.   Well, you can just use light grey scotch brite to give a smooth base for your next coat of finish..

The green - light duty 600 grit - is the 'all purpose' choice for everything from ceramics to scrubbing pots. 

The heavy duty grits are a big help when using paint strippers, or getting through a tough finish..

Now that you know all the choices, you can pick the perfect one for your next project!!! 

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