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Rotten Stone, 1 Pound

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53892
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Rotten Stone, 1 Pound
Rotten Stone, 1 Pound
Rotten stone is a finer grit than Pumice stone. Use Rotten stone after Pumice stone to achieve a higher gloss. Pumice stone is ideal for finishing and refinishing wood surfaces by removing scratches, blemishes and dents. Use a felt application block (#58271 or #58289, sold separately) to rub onto the surface. Can be used with water or a rubbing oil. Water gives a faster cutting action.
(1) Rotten Stone, 1 Pound
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Manufacturer Part Number P1011
Weight 1.0500
Tech Spec
  • Color: Light gray
Technical Documents
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Great for custom polishing compounds
I clear-coated a guitar project with a water base polyacrylic product, which was a joy to work with except for one problem: every commercial polish would soften the finish and ruin it. I mixed this rottenstone with a gentle beeswax polish and got the finish I wanted.
water B. acrylic clearcoat 500/1200/2500 and rubbed out with rottenstone/beeswax furniture polish.
water B. acrylic clearcoat 500/1200/2500 and rubbed out with rottenstone/beeswax furniture polish.
March 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rotten stone isn't rotten at all.
A bowl I turned had no grain pattern to speak of. I figured I had nothing to lose. I tried using the rotten stone and I am quite happy with the results.
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October 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It's mighty FINE!
June 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best kept secret from woodworkers
Most novice and seasoned woodworkers don't know what this is. Neither do the box stores and paint stores.
It's not a finish but a finish enhancer. After finishing your article in poly, paint, lacquer, shellac, let the finish dry well then use the Pumice powder first, mix up a slurry with mineral oil or water (go easy on the rubbing with water because it cuts into the finish faster) and a folded cotton wad and swirl the finish like you might polish shoes. After a while, wipe off the residue and buff with a clean cloth.
You can get a almost mirror finish by doing the same procedure with Rotten Stone which is finer than Pumice. Use Pumice first then Rotten Stone.
I have made keep-sake boxes and jewelry boxes for years using this rubbing medium as the last step. People can't keep their hand off the tops and sides.
Best after finish treatment for a beautiful look and feel
Best after finish treatment for a beautiful look and feel
December 11, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rotten stone
Have been using this product for many years and get great results.
November 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Pumice and Rotten Stone worked perfect
Just perfect to finish my lacquer finish on Jewelry box . It make the maple and walnut have that clear / wet look . Beautiful !
Perfect for finishing my lacquer box !
Perfect for finishing my lacquer box !
November 11, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
High Gloss Finish- Chessboard
I've wanted to have better finished work and finally got the right products. I allowed a lot of time to"finish the finish" but from 320 grit sanding to pumice to rotten stone only took about an hour. My first was a chessboard for my grandson, then another for a friend. I also finished a small red cedar box which had no shellac, lacquer nor polyurethane- just the raw work. It is spectacular, slicker'n a baby's behind. I'd love to send a picture but don't know how??????
November 29, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great finish
Best Vanish finish I have used.
September 25, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
great product
easy to use I used it with water and my orbital polisher on the medium and then slow speed. as it dried I buffed the table top using the fine dust to get the finish I wanted
November 8, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Poor packaging without warning!
The stone powder is packed in a plastic bag inside a box. The plastic bag is unsealed and placed upside down in the box. When I removed the plastic bag the stone powder went all over the floor and my shoes. A simple rubber band would solve the problem.
July 5, 2019
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Polishing a checker board
Randy R on Feb 7, 2019
I'm finishing a table top with poly and want to rub it out to a fine finish.
fanger on Jun 25, 2018
Polishing a checker board
Randy R on Feb 7, 2019
Want to try making small amounts of finishing/polishing compounds and wax uses waxes and oils I already have on hand.
John F on Nov 29, 2018
I'm finishing a table top with poly and want to rub it out to a fine finish.
fanger on Jun 25, 2018
I ran out of my previous supply. Just try finding good "old" supplies in these days. Shoe stores don't sell shoe polish what are we coming to!
Gregory M on Apr 23, 2018
see above

Any suggestions??
Kenneth T on Apr 19, 2018
Could not find In Montana
Clifford B on Apr 19, 2018
I have been using this rottenstone for many years. It gives projects a beautiful, smooth, glassy finish that holds up to a lot of use.
Rose M on Mar 12, 2018
Wanted to try, possibly add to finishing options
Thom S on Feb 26, 2018
Recommended by fellow woodworker
Ray D on Jan 30, 2018
To acheive a super fine gloss finish.
Joe-bob on Sep 5, 2017
Rub out finish
Karl H on May 17, 2017
finishing
William K on Apr 25, 2017
I plan to use it in a glaze for high-fire ceramics
Anna T on Nov 20, 2016
Sounded good but I have not actually used it.
Liane B on Nov 2, 2016
working on some burn marks on my table
paulette o on Oct 27, 2016
Not use this product before, but hoping it will work as advertised for hand-finish woodworking project.
William on Aug 2, 2016
I'm experimenting.
Michael H on Apr 4, 2016
wanted to try
David M on Jan 25, 2016
needed finer polishing material
Dave A on Sep 25, 2015
Used in shop class as a kid. Cant find anywhere retail these days
Robert J. T on Jun 12, 2015
Want to try making small amounts of finishing/polishing compounds and wax uses waxes and oils I already have on hand.
John F on Nov 29, 2018
I ran out of my previous supply. Just try finding good "old" supplies in these days. Shoe stores don't sell shoe polish what are we coming to!
Gregory M on Apr 23, 2018
what mesh is "regular" grit?
Carol W on Dec 18, 2017
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