What can I use to fill the open grains of oak? I'm planning to re-paint
them. I've heard of some chemicals that would fill the cracks of antique
furniture. Anybody know what that is? And, if I can use that to fill the
grains of oak.
Hm... I thought fillers are meant for spot treat only. Filling in
the entire piece of wood doesn't sound right to me. Plus the sanding
is going to be hell afterwards. I thought there're some kind of
primer/sealer/conditioner that also act as a grain filler.
Wood filler comes in a can that is a paste like cake icing. you rub it
on, then when it hazes over, you rub it off. Yes, you will have to do
some sanding afterwards. Read the instructions on the can.
You want grain filler, not wood filler. They are two different things.
Grain filler is a bit tricky to use so you may want to try it on scrap
first. If you're planing on repainting, you might consider using plaster of
paris, believe it or not. It sand very well and will fill the grain very
nicely. Apply it with a pad dampened with 1/1 (v/v) alcohol/ water.
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