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- Wood Finishing Procedures with Micro-Mesh (This Page)
Micro-Mesh® is a unique cushioned abrasive that produces a very fine and uniform scratch pattern. The nine grits range from 1500 up to 12000. The 1500 is similar in grit range to conventional 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. The 12000 will leave a scratch pattern that cannot be detected by the human eye.
Micro-Mesh abrasives can polish to a high reflective state or leave a matte or satin finish depending upon where you stop while using the series.
1. Bare Woods
Before starting the Micro-Mesh series, coarse sanding should be done using up to 320 grit sandpaper. Shaping, sawing or turning of the work piece should be complete.
Begin with 1500 Micro-Mesh, sand unit all of the common sandpaper scratches are removed. Continue with the Micro-Mesh series ( 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000) You may stop at any point during this process when you have reached the finish that you desire.
Thinned lemon oil or Danish oil can be used on bare wood.
2. Wood Finishes (polyurethane, polyester, epoxy, lacquer, etc.)
*Follow the manufacturer's recommended cure times prior to recoating or applying the finish coat. When you are applying multiple coats, sand from 1500 MICRO-MESH to 3200 or 3600 between coats to remove any orange-peel or dirt.
After the final coat has fully cured, polish the surface beginning with 2400 MICRO-MESH and continue through the series (3200-12000) until the desired gloss is achieved.
Satin finishes are achieved with the 3600 grade. The satin finish gets progressively higher in gloss through the 6000 step. High gloss finishes will appear by the 6000 through 12000 step. The wood, the finish used and personal preference determine where to stop. MICRO-GLOSS liquid abrasive can be hand rubbed onto the finish following the 12000 MICRO-MESH step for an "ultra" high gloss finish.
Micro-Mesh replaces steel wool and both pumice and rotten stone for final finishing.
3. Repair of Wood Finishes
Burn ins - Sand to remove discoloration. Cover with three coats of lacquer. Wet sand with 1500, then apply one more coat of lacquer. Polish with Micro-Mesh series beginning with 2400 MICRO-MESH and continue on thru the series stopping after each grade to see if you've reached the finish you're trying to match.
Guidelines for matching a satin finish - Begin with 1800 MICRO-MESH , followed by 3600, and continue on thru the series stopping after each grade to see if you've reached the finish you're trying to match.
Micro-Mesh can be used wet or dry. When using Micro-Mesh dry, it can be "unloaded" by rapping against the palm of your hand.
Micro-Mesh can also be cleaned by using a stiff, short bristled brush.
Thinned lemon oil or Danish oil can be used on bare wood.