STEEL WOOL accomplishes about the same rub-down effect as abrasives such as pumice stone, but with a lot less effort and time-consuming mess. When refinishing doors, especially exterior doors, you should have a lot steel wool on hand.
You will need several grades for refinishing or just shining up your exterior of your doors:
- Rough, for cleaning (a kitchen scouring soap pad does wonders-it takes most of the labor out of a scrub-down)
- Extra fine (0000), for rubbing undercoats to a smooth gleam as opposed to a glossy surface for polishing (the coarser the wool, the duller the final finish)
- Medium, for aiding the remover process.