rubbing down


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rubbing down

An intermediate step in finishing a painted surface; rubbing with a mild abrasive before applying the topcoat.
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Use as a surface spray, or for rubbing down dirty paintwork, varnished/ laminated surfaces or tiles.
It was hard graft, too, rubbing down, then repainting a 1953-built De Havilland Vampire training plane.
QWE have solid bamboo worktops in our kitchen but they need constant rubbing down and oiling.