This synthetic steel wool pad is compatible with water-based strippers and finishes. This synthetic steel wool pad removes bubbles, dust nibs and other blemishes for a super smooth finish. Use with rubbing oils to give furniture and woodwork a smooth satin finish. Removes paint splatters and drips. Not recommended for use on glass. Synthetic wool pad will not shred, splinter or rust like steel wool does. Rinse and reuse.