An inert, abrasive powder that mechanically roughens or abrades nylon and polyester.

Roughening increases the surface area of synthetic meshes for a better mechanical bond with indirect films and direct emulsions; for better mesh water retention for the adhering of CDF® direct-films; and for extended stencil life with any stencil system. The particles in Microgrit No. 2 are fine enough (18-20 microns) to pass through even the smallest mesh openings. Do not use Microgrit No. 2 on natural silk mesh.


  • Dampen the screen with water.
  • Sprinkle Microgrit No. 2 liberally on the printing side of the mesh.
  • Rub the Microgrit No. 2 back and forth vigorously with a wet, stiff, short-bristle nylon brush over the entire printing side. Or, rub a damp, natural fiber rag back and forth across the printing side of the mesh until the rag begins to fray.
  • Thoroughly rinse the screen with water from both sides, including the frame and frame corners.
  • Degrease the screen with Screen Degreaser Liquid No. 3  before attempting to make a stencil. For the convenience of roughening and degreasing in a single step, and especially for larger screens, use Ulanogel 23.

Microgrit No. 2 may be irritating if inhaled or if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. 
First Aid: In case of contact with the eyes or skin, flush immediately with water for 15 minutes and contact a physician.