Nail File Grits–A Quick Glance – Universal Pro Nails

Nail File Grits–
A Quick Glance

If you’re new to nails, remembering grit numbers as they relate to coarse can be challenging. But just keep this in mind: the higher the number, the finer the grit. Certain grits also provide particular functions. So, we created a handy “cheat sheet” as a brief reference:

80 Grit = Very Coarse

  • Best used to remove polish, gel, or acrylics
  • Not to be used on the natural nail

100 Grit = Coarse

  • Used to shorten the length of nails with or without acrylic
  • Or to shape side wall and free edge

150 Grit = Medium Coarse

  • Used to shape the nail bed or blend tips onto the natural nail

180 Grit = Medium

  • Used to shape the entire nail or nail enhancements such as acrylics
  • Used to prep the nail before applying products
  • Or to shorten or shape free edge of natural nail

220-280 Grit = Medium Fine

  • Used to prep nails before UV gel polish
  • Soft enough for natural nail and creates a smooth shine

400-900 Grit = Extra Fine

  • Used for finishing
  • Removes ridges and stains
  • Preps for buffing/shining

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