Covering patches over a non-stainable wood filler

I successfully (I thin) got rid of carpenter bees, only to find that woodpeckers took their place., but the holes were now long and gouged. I filled the holes with a filler, then sanded them, and then I started to stain them. The stain would not work, and then, way too late in the day of course, I read the directions on the wood filler, which stated 'non-stainable'. My question is what can I use to cover, or get rid of those unstainable patches?
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replying to Sharon, Bobby wrote: What kind of wood? How dark is the stain? Doubt you can make them blend completely but a paint may blend thim much better than what you have now.
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On Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:14:02 GMT, Sharon

Did you dust the holes before filling them? Likely, the reason the woodpeckers were going after the wood was that they could hear bees in the wood. If you didn't dust for the bees, the next brood will hatch next spring and tunnel their way out. ...and the cycle repeats.
Carpenter bees are a RPITA. Our last house had exposed (fake) beam ends. The bees _loved_ them. I had to have exterminators out every spring to dust and fill the holes.

Chisel out the filler and start over? Paint?
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snipped-for-privacy@newsgroup.pls says...

He wasn't asking about bees, he was asking for finishing advice.
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Paint.
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