Product Description 3M Synthetic Steel Wool is a highly effective alternative to wire or steel wool. It is constructed from a combination of synthetic fibres and abrasive particles that work in the same way as the more traditional products to remove paint, coatings, rust and scale. However, this durable pad is gentler on the hands, resist clogging and won t shred, splinter or rust. It can be re-used several times, meaning that it will outlast steel wool alternatives and give much greater value for money. The flat construction means they are easy to use, flexible for hard-to-reach areas or intricate pieces, and convenient to store in a toolbox or drawer. This fine grade of 3M Synthetic Steel Wool is ideal for smoothing and de-nibbing wood prior to coating with paint or varnish; or for sanding between coats of varnish or lacquer to achieve a high quality finish. It can also be used for the final cleaning of wood furniture following painting or varnishing, or for removing light deposits of scale or tarnish. The pad can be used wet or dry on most surfaces, but is not suitable for glass or polished finishes.