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Sandpaper - Grit Sizes

Grit sizes ranging 12 - 600

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sandpaper grit sizes

Grit SizesDescriptionType of Work
12 Very coarse very rough work,
high speed,
heavy macines,
unplaned woods, wood floors,
rough cut
16 Very coarse
20 Very coarse
24 Very coarse
30 Coarse
36 Coarse
40 Coarse rough wood work
50 Coarse
60 Medium
80 Medium general wood work,
plaster patches,
1st smooth of old paint
100 Medium
120 Fine
150 Fine hardwood preparation,
final preparation of softwood,
final preparation old paint
180 Fine
220 Very fine final sanding,
sanding between coats,
sand marks not shown,
dry sanding
240 Very fine
280 Very fine
320 Extra fine polish of final coats or top coats,
sanding between coats,
wet sanding
360 Extra fine
400 Extra fine
500 Super fine sanding metal,
sanding plastics,
sanding ceramics,
wet sanding
600 Super fine
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