Diamond Pad Line-Ups: polishing & honing formulas

Honing and Polishing with Wayne’s Diamond Polishing Pad Line Up Formulas: these are polish & hone grit sequences, using diamond pads, for granite, concrete, marble, and artificial stone.

Here are Wayne’s recipes for grit sequences, using our Miles Supply Gloex wet diamond polish pads and surprisingly also dry diamond discs (but using them with water in the same way as the wet pads.) Nice tip, huh? What’s more, we often think of using diamond discs for polishing with a hand-held grinder; but with the aid of our PadHead™ polishing & grinding heads, you can go from the grinder up to using diamond pads on a line machine!

First, we’ll give you the HONING line-up formulas for granite, marble, and engineered stone or artificial stone. Below that, we will have the POLISHING grit orders.


honing granite

The procedure for honing granite is: using wet polishing pads with grits 30, 50, 100, 200, 400 sequentially. Note that our Miles Supply Gloex part #s are provided above.


hone marble

The technique for a hone finish on marble is: use WET diamond pads grits 50 and 100, but then we use the *DRY pads grits: 200 and 400, still using water!


hone artificial stoneThe series of steps for a hone surface on artificial stone starts with WET diamond pads 50, 100, 200 grits then change to DRY diamond pad grit 400. *Use the dry pad as you do the wet discs; with water.


polish granite

The sequence for a polish and amazing shine on a granite surface is using all WET Gloex Diamond disks with grits: 30, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000 then finish with 8500 Turboflex.


polish concrete

You can get a polish finish on concrete by running the DRY diamond pads with water! The grit progression is 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and finishing touch: BUFFX Super Buff pad.


polishing marble

The Wayne method for polishing marble starts with WET polish pads grits: 50, 100, 200, then switch to DRY polish pads (still using water): 400, 800, 1500, 3000 grits and buff it up with BUFFX Super Buff.


polishing artificial stone and polish engineered stone


The series of steps and grits for a polish on Engineered Stone is WET diamond disc grits: 50, 100, 200 then DRY pads, with water, sequencing 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and get luster with 8500 wet turboflex.

Polishing pads, or diamond pads, or diamond discs what else do you call them? We can put more terms here to make it easy to search and find. Here’s where you can RFQ order or call us.