I have purchased Famowood fir and Famowood red oak as well as small
containers of three other kinds of fillers. When I apply the stain (Minwax
Golden Oak) all of the fillers are significantly darker than the rest of the
I think I am going to have to try some methods AFTER applying stain and
urethane to the project such as have been suggested in this thread
(stainable wood glue and oak saw dust seems to be the best one for me to
try). I have some miters that are showing more joint than I want. I want to
fill those joints so that they are less visible.
Tomorrow I am going to try to find some stainable wood glue (someone in this
thread suggested Elmers) to use for the patchup work. Does anyone have any
further advice for me? I have greatly appreciated the help so far but I am
still not where I want to be vis a vis lack of visibility of the filling.
Depending on the wood and stain, even the glue/dust/stain may not look too
natural. If you're careful, you can match the color, but any large areas will
be missing the grain. For large areas, leave the mix as light as the lightest
part of the wood. Before the final coat of finish (or after, if you miss
something) make up a toner with some finish and stain. Use a fine artists
brush to draw or connect the grain. Best to leave it light enough so it takes
a few coats, so you can blend it in. That can be done with any filler method,
as long as the filler is lighter. Pure stain is not good to use, as it doesn't
have enough binder.
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 22:03:13 -0500, "Dick Snyder"
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