What Does Grit Mean?
The grit number indicates the abrasive grade on the abrasive side of the product. A higher grit number indicates a smaller abrasive grain and a finer abrasive product.
For heavy sanding and stripping, you need coarse sandpaper measuring 40 to 60 grit.
For smoothing surfaces and removing small imperfections, choose 80 to 180 grit sandpaper.
For finishing surfaces smoothly, use very fine and extra fine sandpaper, such as 240 to 400 grit.
The grit numbers on Oakey packs are shown beneath the description of the grit, i.e.; fine, medium, coarse, etc. If you compare the feel of coarse grit sandpaper and fine grit sandpaper, you will feel how much the grain changes - this is why it is so important to choose the right sandpaper for your project, to help you achieve the finish you want, as easily as possible.
Take a look at our reference chart to choose the correct grit for your project.