What is it?
The clue is in the name, it’s wool made out of steel wire. It’s really thin steel wires bundles together and it’s used for polishing and cleaning purposes. It’s ideally used with other metals for stripping, removing rust and general cleaning. There are different grades of steel wool and each serves a different purpose. We stock grade 0000 and grade 00, and they are both used for slightly different applications.
Grade 0000 steel wire wool
Grade 0000 steel wire wool is an ultra-fine wool that is perfect for polishing and cleaning delicate surfaces, for example, bronze and copper. You can also use this grade of steel wool with soapy water to polish porcelain, marble and glass without damaging and marking the surface. Grade 0000 is the thinnest grade of wire wool which makes it the best to use on metals. Using a fine, medium or coarse grade on metal will cause scratches and damage to the surface of the material.
Grade 00 steel wire wool
Grade 00 steel wire wool is the finest grade after grade 0000. It should be used to clean, smooth and prepare the wood or metal surfaces before you polish, wax or paint the surface. Using grade 00 steel wire wool with a suitable solvent will provide you with better results. Grade 00 steel wire wool is manufactured out of high-quality steel that is dust and crumble resistant.