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A fine sandpaper is a type of abrasive paper used for smoothing wood, metal or other materials. The term "fine" refers to the size of the grit on the sandpaper rather than its coarseness; it is not necessarily less coarse than medium-grit sandpapers. Fine-grit papers are typically available in grades ranging from 60 (coarse) to 400 (very fine).

The best Fine Sandpaper in the UK: Our selection

Fine Sandpaper: Frequently asked questions

What types of Fine Sandpaper are there and what determines a good product?

There are 3 types of fine sandpaper. They are, in order from coarsest to finest; P220 (coarse), P280 (medium) and P360 (fine). The higher the number, the finer it is.

The first thing to look for in a good sandpaper is the grit. This refers to how coarse or fine the paper is, and it's measured by numbers such as 80-grit or 120-grit. A higher number means that the paper will be more abrasive than one with a lower number. You'll want to choose your sandpaper based on what you're trying to do; if you need something very rough, use an 80-grit piece of sandpaper but if you just need some light smoothing done on woodwork then go with something less harsh like 100-120 grits instead. Another factor that determines whether or not this product can be considered good is its durability - does it tear easily? Does it get worn out quickly? These are all things worth considering before purchasing any type of tool because they determine how long your purchase will last and therefore save money over time.

Who should use a Fine Sandpaper?

Anyone who wants to smooth out their work, but doesn’t want the mess of a power sander.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Fine Sandpaper?

The selection of the right sandpaper is very important. If you are looking for a good quality product, then it should be strong and durable. It should also have an attractive design that will make your work easier. A fine sandpaper with such characteristics can help you achieve great results in no time at all.

You should look out for the material and weight of the product. It is important that you get a durable one made from high-quality materials so it doesn’t tear apart easily on your surface. The weight also matters because heavier ones are more effective in smoothening surfaces than lighter ones.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Fine Sandpaper?


Fine sandpaper is used for smoothing and polishing wood, metal or other materials. It can be used to smooth out the surface of a piece before painting it.


It is not as durable and will wear out faster than a Coarse Sandpaper.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Blue Spot Tools
  • 3M

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Fine Sandpaper in our review costs around 3 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 12 pounds for one of the more expensive products.