Anyone have a trick product for filling nails holes on something that
is to be painted? I've used glazing putty in the past and the results
are good but the stuff is a mess to work with and dries up. In a
moment of desperation I tried Play-Doh (glazing putty was dried up),
went in easy and cleanup was a snap but it shrinks too much.
Anyone ever try plumbers putty?
Minwax wood filler, dries in a half hour, put it on with your finger
proud of the surface and sand flush. I just filled hundreds of nail
holes in a cornice and chair rail installation, works great and better
than caulk or putty.
In addition to my suggestion of DAP Spackling, take note that if you use a
filler that dries to a hard substance, remove as much as possible before it
dries. If you leave a lump on the surface that is much harder than the
surrounding wood as is often the case if you are going to paint the surface,
sanding can leave a shallow area around the filled in hole as the wood sands
away faster than the hard filler. In this case hand sanding with a piece of
sand paper wrapped around a block of wood works much better than an electric
sander with a cushioned bottom.
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