LumberJocks

staining wood filler

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by dbw posted 07-29-2018 05:05 PM 395 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View dbw's profile

dbw

319 posts in 2174 days


07-29-2018 05:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stain filler

will oil based stain “take” over water based wood filler? If not can I use some shellac on the filler prior to applying stain? If not shellac what can I apply on the filler which will allow the stain to “take”?

-- measure 3 times, cut once


3 replies so far

View bilyo's profile

bilyo

872 posts in 1640 days


#1 posted 07-29-2018 07:13 PM

You don’t say whether you are talking about the kind of filler you use for holes, etc, or the kind that is used to fill open grain. However, in either case, the short answer is yes but there is no guarantee that the resulting color will be what you want. Even with pre-colored fillers you will need to do some experimenting ahead of time to be sure the finished color is correct.

View WyattCo's profile

WyattCo

93 posts in 641 days


#2 posted 07-29-2018 07:27 PM

Stain is modified paint. After porous material cease to absorb any more stain, it just becomes semi-transparent paint.

View dbw's profile

dbw

319 posts in 2174 days


#3 posted 07-29-2018 07:57 PM

Wuderfil cherry from Rockler

-- measure 3 times, cut once

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com