I am installing new molding around all my baseboards and doors in a room
that we just remodled. I am using a brad nailer and it countersinks the
holes nicely in the molding. The molding is standard home depot/lowes mdf
molding. For the finishing work of covering the holes what do you recommend
to cover the nail / fill the hole? I am looking for something easy to apply
that does not make a mess in the process.
They are sticks of colored wax, available at most any Home Depot or
hardware/lumber store. Rub the stick over the hole so it goes in, rub
off excess with a paper towel or rag.
You can even use kid's Crayolas if you warm them up a bit so they are
softer. I sometimes do that when I want to mix a color except that I
mix in a bit of linseed oil so the mix stays soft.
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Second on painter's putty. Quick and simple with no extra finishing work.
Put it on your finger, push into the hole, wipe smooth, go to next one. IYP
then use flexible putty knife with a paper towel handy to wipe up excess.
Someone here mentioned this trick a couple of months ago:
Stick bits of masking tape over the molding and nail through them.
Apply whatever filler the other fellas tell you to use, then peel off the
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That is a good recommendation if you are going to stain but I find that too
time consuming if the surface is to be painted. The tape helps keep the
putty out of the porous grain of the wood. Typically if putty gets in the
grain surrounding the nail hole the filled in grain stands out like a soar
thumb if you apply stain.
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