staining wood filler

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Forum topic by dbw posted 07-29-2018 05:05 PM 414 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#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.

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#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.

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

Wuderfil cherry from Rockler

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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