Finger plucking is useful for both stripped and clipped coats.
Carding is done 1-4 times to remove dead undercoat.
Finger plucking, done after carding, is gripping a few hairs at a time and pulling with the grain to remove loose topcoat. I test pluck every few days, if it comes out easily, it’s ready. If not I wait a few more days. Finger plucking should not hurt, a dog should be able to tolerate 15-30 minute sessions with no problem.
Always card or pluck before bathing. Clean hair is slippery! To get a better grip some people use grooming chalk and/or finger cots.
If you follow this schedule with a clipped coat the skin and hair will be healthier and they will have to be clipped less frequently. They will retain better color and will resemble a hand stripped look with less effort.