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Stainless Steel Sink/Countertop Refinishing


(1999)

I need information on the steps to refinish a stainless steel counter top with at #4 finish that has been welded. Any information is appreciated.

Joe Bressi
- La Mesa, California


(1999)

There are various #4 grit finishes out on the market. It is best to match the Sandpaper [linked by editor to product info at Rockler] grit to that of the finish then sand it in the direction of the grain. #4 finish typically are short grain finish so it is harder to match the original finish (long grain HairLine finish sheet has a decided advantage over #4 in this department). You may want to try it on a small test piece before the actual piece. Good luck!

Michael Liu Taylor
Michael Liu Taylor
   specialty stainless steel distributor
Dallas, Texas



sidebar (2001)

I recently purchased a vintage "steelcase" steel office desk and was wondering about refinishing this type of furniture. How do I strip the paint off ( steel wool [linked by editor to product info at Rockler] ?) and what type of powder coat or clear coat should I be applying to the stripped surface ?

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

Sylvain Despres
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


May 10, 2009

Hi, Sylvain. I don't believe "steelcase" office desks are stainless steel. I believe you will find that they are plain steel. We have several threads on-line here about refinishing steelcase desks. Please see letters
and
for starters. Good luck

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey


May 12, 2009

Can you tell me the grit of sandpaper to purchase for refinishing a stainless steel sink?

J.Martinez
- Temecula, California    

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